investor-state disputes | ISDS

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) refers to a way of handling conflicts under international investment agreements whereby companies from one party are allowed to sue the government of another party. This means they can file a complaint and seek compensation for damages. Many BITs and investment chapters of FTAs allow for this if the investor’s expectation of a profit has been negatively affected by some action that the host government took, such as changing a policy. The dispute is normally handled not in a public court but through a private abritration panel. The usual venues where these proceedings take place are the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (World Bank), the International Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law or the International Court of Justice.

ISDS is a hot topic right now because it is being challenged very strongly by concerned citizens in the context of the EU-US TTIP negotiations, the TransPacific Partnership talks and the CETA deal between Canada and the EU.

Les Yeux du Monde | 26-Mar-2019
Pensés au départ pour pallier le manque de stabilité des investissements dans des pays réputés instables, les mécanismes d’arbitrage international se sont peu à peu érigés en véritables vecteurs d’influence pour les entreprises.
Scoop | 25-Mar-2019
Australia’s costs for tobacco case it won show why NZ must get rid of ISDS now.
The Citizen | 25-Mar-2019
The preferential protection of bilateral investments between Tanzania and the Netherlands is likely to cease next month but the protection for investments made before the date of termination continues to apply for a period of 15 years (until 1 April 2034).
TV Maghreb | 22-Mar-2019
Le groupe SAUR et sa filiale STEREAU ont fait appel au CIRDI contre l’Algérie concernant un litige sur une station d’épuration des eaux, en vertu de l’accord d’investissement avec la France.
AFTINET | 22-Mar-2019
It has taken a second FOI case and another two years to reveal that Australian taxpayers were only awarded half of the costs of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws against tobacco giant Philip Morris in March 2017.
El Desconcierto | 21-Mar-2019
La Cancillería y su Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales (DIRECON), se están defendiendo del mar de críticas contra el Tratado Integral y Progresista de Asociación Transpacífico (CPTPP), conocido como TPP-11, a punta de argumentos engañosos y derechamente falsos.
Cinco Días | 21-Mar-2019
De los 44 arbitrajes registrados, 17 encaran su fase final este año. El Ciadi acaba de dar la razón a Demeter y Cube, en un octavo laudo
Alternatives Economiques | 21-Mar-2019
De nombreuses menaces qui pèse sur les populations locales – les populations autochtones, de petits fermiers – sont le fait d’entreprises.
Churchill Mining | 20-Mar-2019
The annulment committee has dismissed Churchill’s application for annulment of the award for the dispute arising out of the revocation of the mining licenses that made up the East Kutai Coal Project in East Kalimantan.
Australian Mining | 19-Mar-2019
Kingsgate has been fighting the Thai Government and its insurers over the cancelled Chatree goldmine after it was denied renewal of its metallurgical licence.

0 | 10 | 20 | 30 | 40 | 50 | 60 | 70 | 80 | ... | 2890