Investor-State dispute settlement continues to be controversial, spurring debate in the investment and development community and the public at large. States are responding to challenges and concerns surrounding ISDS through different avenues.
Reform of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) is being deliberated at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III, which will be meeting in New York between the 1st and 5th of April 2019.
Developing countries’ negotiators and experts discussed the way forward during the 12th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators held in Cartagena, Colombia on 27 February-1 March 2019.
"Los acuerdos de comercio e inversión de hoy otorgan a las empresas transnacionales derechos especiales de gran alcance y el acceso a un sistema paralelo de justicia para hacerlos valer. Pedimos a la UE y a los Estados miembro poner fin a estos privilegios saliendo de los tratados de comercio e inversión existentes que contengan el ISDS"
Now that the February 23 deadline for the court directive to pay Tk2,000 crore audit dues to the telecom regulator looms, Telenor hopes that the ongoing audit dispute can be settled without resorting to international arbitration.