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April 10, 2012

Representatives from communities attacked by investor-state cases speak to Congress

Public Citizen and Oxfam America, in cooperation Congresswoman Linda Sánchez and Congressman Raúl Grijalva, sponsored a briefing on March 28, 2012, where congressional staff and allies heard from the former ViceMinister of the Environment of Peru, an environmental leader from El Salvador, and legal experts about how investor-state provisions are being used by corporations to evade environmental and human rights obligations.

Panelists were: José de Echave, former ViceMinister of Environment, Peru; Luís Gonzaléz, Unidad Ecológica de El Salvador; Lori Wallach, Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch Division; Marco Simons, Earth Rights International. Watch their compelling testimony.

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