investor-state disputes | ISDS
28-Mar-2015 Huffington Post In Chevron’s massive international arbitration directly against the government of Ecuador, it has gotten everything it has asked for from the panel of arbitrators — until last week.
New research today reveals that European governments have already paid at least €3.5 billion to private investors due to a clause in international trade deals.
Fin novembre, les deux chambres du parlement français ont désavoué l’intégration d’un mécanisme de règlement des différends Investisseur-État dans l’accord CETA.
4-Dec-2014 Public Citizen
US congressional leaders have just sent a letter to the Obama administration warning against TAFTA/TTIP provisions that could restrict Congress’ ability to prevent another financial crisis.
State measures that reduce or nullify existing creditor rights, such as the Argentine “Lock Law” or similar moratoria on repayment, may violate BIT rights and supply investors and creditors in other jurisdictions, particularly in the eurozone, with a basis for challenging similar measures.
3-Dec-2014 IR Blog
If it is left in TTIP, a great deal more of global FDI flows will suddenly be covered by ISDS.
En France, l’Assemblée nationale a adopté une résolution concernant l’accord de libre échange entre l’Union européenne et le Canada (CETA). Objectif : mieux préciser certaines clauses, en enlever d’autres et faire en sorte que les Parlements puissent le ratifier.
2-Dec-2014 Globe and Mail
The fate of Canada’s landmark trade agreement with the European Union, known as CETA, may hinge on an obscure case due to come before the European Court of Justice that relates to a similar deal the EU recently struck with Singapore.
Le mécanisme de règlement des différends investisseurs État prévue dans le traité transatlantique permettrait d’harmoniser le niveau de protection des entreprises dans tous les États membres de l’Union, selon la Commission
De l’analyse de la protection des investisseurs étrangers dans les Accords Bilatéraux d’Investissement du Sénégal
Il est légitime de se demander si le Sénégal ne protège pas trop les investisseurs étrangers à travers les Accords Bilatéraux d’Investissement. Analyse.
German Minister of Economic Affairs Sigmar Gabriel is clashing with his own party over the EU’s planned free trade agreement with Canada (CETA), calling on Bundestag members to approve the deal despite the controversial investor protection provision.
EU officials say the Commission is divided over how to draw conclusions from the public consultation it held on investor-state disputes under the proposed EU-US trade accord, which is now delaying negotiations.
26-Nov-2014 Business Korea
The two sides discussed the adoption of appeal instead of a single trial in the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) but failed to reach an agreement.
25-Nov-2014 Myanmar Times
Burma is in the process of formulating an investment law which would give investors full compensation if government regulations impact their profits
Ten years after the approval of DR-CAFTA, we are seeing many of the effects that citizens who opposed the deal cautioned about., write Manuel Perez-Rocha and Julia Paley.
23-Nov-2014 Gulf Daily News
Europe’s proposed free trade agreement with the US would collapse if European leaders bowed to pressure to remove investment protection from any deal, the chairman of EU trade ministers said.
The Investment Chapter of the ChAFTA may be similar to the KAFTA’s with broad carve outs limiting the scope of claims that a foreign investor may bring against the host country and providing the parties with a discretion to regulate on ’public welfare’ objectives
Modalities for investment protection and Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in TTIP from a trade union perspective
This study discusses the impact of investment protection on social and labour regulation and the autonomy of the social partners in regulating these matters through collective agreements.
A new report warns that controversial investor protection rules in the proposed Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union could expose Canada to a new wave of corporate lawsuits that restrict the powers of all levels of governments.
The deal struck between China and Australia on Monday will contain an Investor State Dispute Settlement mechanism that will allow Chinese corporations to challenge the Australian government for "pretty much anything", say academics
Le secrétaire d’État au commerce, Matthias Fekl a rappelé que la France n’avait pas été favorable à l’inclusion des tribunaux d’arbitrage dans le cadre du partenariat transatlantique.