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S2B position on the European Commission proposal for a multilateral ISDS mechanism
Globalisation is at a dangerous crossroads. One path leads to regained policy-space for governments to address climate change, inequality and other pressing issues of our times. The other leads to more rights for corporations to bully decision-makers.
India, Canada talk on investment pact, no consensus on dispute mechanism yet
A successful conclusion of FIPA will provide a much-needed cover for Canadian investments in India and vice versa, and is expected to be an important catalyst in translating the announcements into reality.
EU makes big step toward setting investor court as global norm
Brussels has taken a decisive step toward establishing its contentious new investment court as a standard framework for appeals worldwide.
Comment: Selling the proposal for a multilateral investment court to the world
In reality, the EU’s plans are not realistic in the current international context, nor will they appease ISDS critics
India rejects attempts by EU, Canada for global investment agreement
India, along with Brazil, Argentina and some other nations, has rejected an informal attempt by the European Union and Canada to work towards a global investment agreement that would incorporate a contentious ISDS mechanism.
The year 2016 for India – of new beginnings and not-so-happy endings?
While India has been reshaping its arbitration laws and investment climate, the jury is still out on whether these measures will actually help create a more secure legal environment for investors.
Pakistan favours multilateral dispute resolution
Pakistan favours the resolution of trade disputes through established multilateral settlement systems instead of ad-hoc tribunals, an official said.
Winning arbitration case
The Indonesian government should stick to its policy of removing the investor-state dispute-settlement (ISDS) mechanism from its bilateral investment or trade treaties.
EU, Canada to launch investor protection court proposal
The European Union and Canada will launch a proposal for a new global investment court system for settlements of disputes between states and foreign investors over discriminatory treatment.
India and Brazil conclude negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaty
The conclusion of negotiations between India and Brazil culminating in a near-final treaty between the two nations.
EU closes in on TTIP-style deal with Japan
Officials in Brussels have announced that they are close to securing a free trade agreement with Japan.
EU, RI look to negotiate CEPA points
Indonesia will seek a win-win outcome for the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the European Union, having exchanged views on a number of crucial sticking points ahead of the next round of negotiations in January.
EU Executive to step up efforts to set up international investment dispute settlement system
The European Commission wants to give a strong push within the EU and around the globe for the establishment of a multilateral investment dispute settlement system.
EU asks India not to scrap bilateral investment treaties with member states
The EU terms India’s move ’unilateral’, says lack of investor protection might stop European investments to India.
EU concerned as India won’t renew investment pact with Netherlands
India will not renew an investment treaty with the Netherlands that will expire on November 30 as part of its plan to rework all similar pacts it signed with other countries.
EU executive and Canada join forces to promote multilateral investment system to replace ISDS
The move follows the Commission’s pledge from last year to “start work, together with other countries, on setting up a permanent International Investment Court.”
Brics dispute resolution mechanism: Challenges ahead, but promises much
Any intra-Brics framework will only be effective if awards rendered by such a body are enforceable without the added difficulty of getting entangled in domestic proceedings.
Canada to India: Tighten investment protection norms in new model treaty
New Delhi examining whether dispute settlement mechanism can be tweaked
Rethinking investment treaties to advance human rights
There is considerable room to rethink substantive norms and dispute settlement arrangements.
Joint Interpretative Declaration on CETA: unpacking the “clarifications” on investment protection
The Joint Interpretative Declaration on the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) reaffirms that investors can bypass the domestic court systems and will enjoy ample rights without any obligations.