investor-state disputes | ISDS
5-May-2015 Reuters The EU’s trade chief proposed on Tuesday creating a new European court to settle disputes in international trade agreements, a step aimed at overcoming growing public resistance to a free-trade accord with the United States.
Cecilia Malmström, la commissaire européenne en charge du commerce, a déclaré qu’elle soutenait l’idée d’un tribunal d’investissement permanent pour remplacer le mécanisme de règlement des différends entre investisseurs et États, qui a suscité un débat virulent dans les négociations sur le TTIP.
23-Mar-2015 Deutsche Welle
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has pledged to prevent any clauses in a US-EU trade deal that go against the ideals of his party, the Social Democrats - including protection clauses called for by the US.
19-Mar-2015 Australia Broadcasting Corporation
Trans-Pacific Partnership: Trade deal could force Australian Government to spend millions to subsidise medicines, expert warns
Australia’s primary negotiator on medicines for the US-Australia FTA, Dr Ruth Lopert, warns that the TPP could force the Australian Government to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to subsidise medicines.
The UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration has been opened for signature.
16-Mar-2015 La Rioja
El TTIP aspira a armonizar la regulación financiera o energética, pero genera rechazo por los tribunales de arbitraje o la seguridad alimentaria.
Deux citoyens turcs, soupconnés de fraude en Turquie, ont déposé une demande de 750 millions de dollars contre la Suisse, lui reprochant d’avoir violé un accord bilatéral de protection des investissements.
16-Mar-2015 The Southern Times
With increased levels of investment into Africa, the number of legal disputes in the continent is also on the rise.
13-Mar-2015 Express Tribune
Pakistan has rejected the United States’ proposed draft of a Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) between the two countries, saying the acceptance of the US template would carry ‘dangerous obligations’ for the country.
Law professors from across the United States urged lawmakers to keep rules to protect foreign investors out of trade pacts on Wednesday, warning they would give big companies too much power.
10-Mar-2015 The Guardian
A major free trade deal should not allow US companies to sue European nations when they pass environmental laws that hurt their profits, MPs in the UK said on Tuesday.
Hungary will not support any trade agreement between the United States and the European Union that impairs the jurisdiction of Hungarian courts in trade disputes, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Friday.
Studies that promote investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) have generated misleading numbers and dubious recommendations. Legislators should approach all studies with caution, warns Gus Van Harten.
Today the Socialist and Democrats Group in the European Parliament adopted a very strong position paper on Investor-State Dispute Settlements, opposing the inclusion of the controversial mechanism in trade deals with both the US and Canada.
4-Mar-2015 Bangkok Post
The investment chapter under the proposed TPP and the Thailand-EU FTA, if adopted, might place Thailand’s substantive ability to protect public interests at risk, warns Jakkrit Kuanpoth.
4-Mar-2015 Australia Broadcasting Corporation
Discussion with Susan Sell, Matthew Rimmer and Jane Kelsey
3-Mar-2015 Global Arbitration Review
As ICSID celebrates the 50th anniversary of its creation this week, a former acting secretary general of the centre, Nassib Ziadé, says it’s time to talk about some of its problems – including flawed appointment processes and a lack of guidance on arbitrator challenges.
La fuite d’une note fixant la position des autorités françaises sur les négociations du traité de libre-échange avec les États-Unis (accords transatlantiques, Tafta ou TTIP) a fait naître le doute sur ce que défend ou non le gouvernement français, rapporte Mediapart.
Pakistan’s Board of Investment is working on Pakistan’s own template of a bilateral investment treaty, which will replace previous treaties and serve as basis for new ones.
27-Feb-2015 La Croix
Alors que l’Organisation mondiale de la santé célèbre vendredi 27 février les dix ans de la Convention-cadre pour la lutte antitabac, l’Uruguay, pionnier dans ce combat, fait l’objet d’une plainte déposée il y a cinq ans par le cigarettier Philip Morris.
In a letter to French MEPs, seen by EurActiv France, the French Secretariat General for European Affairs (SGAE) appears to have made a U-turn on the position so far defended by Mathias Fekl, the Secretary of State for Foreign Trade.