Trade enriches our lives and lifts people out of poverty, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of the environment. We help rebalance the scales, to make sure trade policy puts people and the planet before profit.

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    Report: Landmark ruling suggests investor-state dispute settlement illegal in all EU-investment deals

    A report published today by ClientEarth and the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) reveals that the recent Achmea ruling by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could render investment agreements between the European Union (EU) or its Member States and non-EU countries illegal.

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    UK must outlaw future trade deals with secret courts, which will risk ‘Green Brexit’

    ClientEarth CEO, James Thornton, has today called for the UK to make controversial trade deals that allow companies to sideline domestic courts and sue governments over environmental laws, illegal.

  • New ECJ ruling could spell the end of 200 intra-EU investment agreements

    Today, a landmark ruling of the European Court of Justice could signal the beginning of the end for around 200 investment agreements between EU Member States.

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    EU Court to judge controversial investment rules in Canada trade deal

    Belgium has delivered on its promise to ask the European Court of Justice to rule on whether controversial investment tribunals set up by the EU-Canada trade deal contradict EU law.

  • Team

  • Peter Barnett, Litigation Lawyer, ClientEarth

    Peter Barnett

  • Amandine Van Den Berghe, Lawyer, Trade and Environment, ClientEarth

    Amandine Van Den Berghe

  • Karla Hill, Director of Programmes, ClientEarth

    Karla Hill

  • Sabrina Kon, Development and Programme Officer, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Sabrina Kon

  • Maja Pravuljac

    Maja Pravuljac

  • Daniel Wiseman, Intern - Company & Financial, Environmental Lawyers ClientEarth

    Daniel Wiseman

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