International arbitration and corporate impunity: lessons from the cases Chevron and RWE
Friday, 21st May 2021, 4 pm – 5:30 pm Amsterdam, 9 am to 10:30 am Quito
Webinar: to join please register at this link: https://tinyurl.com/iaci-chev-rwe
(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, Spanish and German)
Convened by: Global Campaignto Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate. Power and Stop Impunity, Association of critical shareholders, CETIM, FDCL, oeku- buero (Ökumenisches Büro für Frieden und Gerechtigkeit e.V.), S2B (Seattle to Brussels Network) SOMO, TNI, UDAPT
On the occasion of the May 21st Anti-Chevron Day, this webinar questions the functioning of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, especially regarding the cases of Chevron in Ecuador and RWE in The Netherlands. The case concerning Chevron’s oil pollution in the Amazon raises the question of how an arbitral award can order to the State of Ecuador to impede the enforcement of the sentence of its own judicial system as well as how this award could be set aside. The case of the energy company RWE questions the legality of the ISDS system according to European laws in the context of the Energy Charter Treaty.
Programme in PDF format: https://thewaterchannel.tv/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Programme-English.pdf