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.

IISD | 20-Aug-2018
Les investisseurs étrangers dans le tourisme utilisent depuis longtemps et avec succès le mécanisme de règlement des différends entre investisseurs et États dans le cadre de traités d’investissement.
IISD | 20-Aug-2018
Foreign investors in tourism have a long and successful history of using investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) under investment treaties.
IISD | 17-Aug-2018
Le modèle de TBI néerlandais révisé apparait comme une occasion manquée d’atteindre un meilleur équilibre entre les droits et les obligations des investisseurs étrangers.
IISD | 17-Aug-2018
The revised Dutch model BIT seems a missed opportunity to achieve a better balance between the rights and obligations of foreign investors.
IISD | 16-Aug-2018
Malgré des difficultés, l’expérience de l’Afrique du Sud et du Brésil démontrent qu’il est possible de repenser complètement le régime de l’investissement, et de faire en sorte que les intérêts des investisseurs correspondent aux besoins en développement des pays d’accueil.
IISD | 16-Aug-2018
Despite challenges, the experiences of South Africa and Brazil demonstrate that there is room for genuine reimagination of the investment regime, where the interests of investors are matched with the development concerns of host countries.
The Guardian | 16-Aug-2018
ConocoPhillips and Perenco try to stop £140m levy from sale of oilfields in key case for tax avoidance by multinationals.
CNCD 11.11.11 | 16-Aug-2018
Une analyse de la note au Gouvernement wallon de juin 2018 concernant les traités d’investissement de l’UEBL, adoptée en parallèle du traité UEBL-Panama.
Financial Post | 16-Aug-2018
Gold Reserve Inc. received Venezuelan government bonds with an estimated current market value of approximately US$88.5 million.
IISD | 14-Aug-2018
El financiamiento de litigios por terceros (third-party litigation funding, TPF) es una industria en rápida expansión conformada por inversores especuladores que invierten en una demanda jurídica reclamando el control de un caso y una contingencia en la recuperación

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