Neither foreign investors nor unelected tribunals deserve the power to trump democratically elected leaders.
When suing the government of El Salvador, one legal powerhouse just isn’t enough. With a major pot of gold at stake, Pacific Rim doubles up its legal attack.
With about 200 activists from several countries, John Cavanagh denounced the firm for suing the government of El Salvador in retaliation for the denial of a mining permit.
IPS Director John Cavanagh will participate in a protest outside the Vancouver headquarters of Pacific Rim today.
On December 15, 2011, a number of civil society groups came together to oppose the World Bank tribunal that is deciding the case Pacific Rim v. El Salvador, a case that may set a precedent for future tribunals and chart a devastating course for El Salvador.
Over 100 people protested today at the World Bank building, as a tribunal housed inside the building decided the fate of El Salvador under the provisions of CAFTA.