Can You Be Pro-Free Trade and Anti-Investor State Dispute Settlement?

Can You Be Pro-Free Trade and Anti-Investor State Dispute Settlement?

Simon Lester of Worldtradelaw.net and the Cato Institute offered a very interesting pro-free trade argument against the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in trade agreements like the TransPacific Partnership or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  I disagree and we discussed and debated the issue today in a lively conversation hosted by Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Investment.

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Courts & Tribunals, Environmental Law, General, Trade & Economic Law
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Jan Kleinheisterkamp

Great debate; here is a short focus on one of the fundamental challenges with ISDS between countries with well-developed legal systems (in the Columbia Center for Sustainable Development series “New Thinking on Investment Treaties): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drv0NmytvRU