ISDS – one month after the results of the public consultation
National sovereignty of the EU Member States and the rule of law would be endangered if Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) was part of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Respondents to the public consultation conducted by the European Commission (EC) between March and July 2014 made it clear that they oppose ISDS, but the […]
TTIP & Co.: Threats to digital rights?
Secrecy in trade negotiations and the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) have been the two most discussed topics of the year, especially in relation to the negotiations of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). It was not by chance that the European Commission received 149,399 responses to the ISDS public consultation. Neither was it a […]
ENDitorial: ISDS Consultation – redefining “omnishambles”
Earlier this year, the European Commission was faced with a problem. The inclusion of dangerous, anti-democratic “investor-state dispute resolution” (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), the planned EU/US trade agreement, was threatening to become a major political problem. There was a particular danger for the Commission that this would become an issue […]