Objections to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

by admin on December 1, 2015

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) has been weathering its fair share of objections.
But now, three million citizens have signed a petition opposing the partnerships, 500,000 of these signatures were from the UK alone.

As Activist Post reports, last month roughly 250,000 people protested in Berlin. The biggest ever survey conducted by the EU Commission resulted in 97% of citizens being against TTIP.

All opposition has been so far been largely ignored by authorities.

Thai business lawyers in Bangkok Chaninat and Leeds are experts in Thai business law.

Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, a human rights expert at the UN, explains the predicament saying: “there is a hierarchy of agreements, and at the top is the UN Charter: in case of conflict between the provisions of the UN Charter and any other treaty, the Charter prevails.”

Reading between the lines, Activist Post explains: “In other words, trade treaties that lead to a violation of human rights — or breach any other obligation set out in the UN Charter — are legally invalid.”

Although most countries have signed human rights treaties, they ““they have also entered into trade and investment agreements that hinder, delay or render impossible the fulfillment of their human rights treaty obligations.” [Alfred-Maurice de Zayas]

Read the full Activist Post story here.

Read the globaljustice.org.uk report “Race to the bottom” here. This touches upon how the TTIP could impact food safety and environmental concerns.

The Guardian has also reported on the UN’s attempts to suspend the partnership.

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