fix articles 281930, investorstate
NAFTA Chapter 11 Investor-State Disputes, 41 pp (tags)
TTIP is a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. A parallel private arbitration system is marked by "secret tribunals" where only foreign investors can sue. Labor and environmental regulations could be chilled or repealed.
Comments on the European Commission's approach to investor-state arbitration (tags)
Gus Van Harten is an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
Anti-Democratic Straitjackets (tags)
The TTIP Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (also called TAFTA) is an undemocratic corporate investment agreement that allows corporations to sue sovereign states for lost profits. This agreement negotiated in secret since 2013 does not allow states to sue.
Investment Protection at a Crossroads (tags)
TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations.