Technical Problems 3/9/15
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Getting back to academic discussions, here's more from Freya Baetans on ISDS:
Four possible alternatives to the inclusion of ISDS in TTIP are frequently mentioned. The first would be to opt for state-to-state arbitration. However, such an option would hardly be preferable, as it will invariably politicise a dispute and blow ...
WikiLeaks has posted the Jan 20, 2015 version of the TPP investment chapter. The NY Times reports here. I'm going to do two short posts, one on national treatment and one on the minimum standard of treatment. Here's the national treatment provision:
Article II.4: National Treatment
Article II.6: Minimum Standard of Treatment14
1. Each Party shall accord to covered investments treatment in accordance with applicable customary international law principles, including ...
Here's one more provision from that draft Indian model BIT:
Chapter V â€“ Exceptions
Article 16: General Exceptions
16.1 Nothing in this Treaty precludes the Host State from taking actions or measures of general applicability which it considers necessary with respect to the following, including:
(i) protecting public morals or maintaining public ...
A woman from Corner Brook is learning about the high cost of fashion after she was fined US $250 on Monday for trying to cross the border with a sealskin purse.
In early March, Nora Fitzgerald and her friend decided to drive across ...
Recall that CAFTA Article 16.2.1(a) says:
A Party shall not fail to effectively enforce its labor laws, through a sustained or recurring course ...
In the U.S. - Guatemala CAFTA labor case, there's also a really interesting issue about the use of witness statements as evidence. Here are some excerpts from a panel ruling issued on Feb 26:
9. However, Guatemalaâ€™s letter to the panel of that same day raised new issues. It drew the ...
Chapter II: Obligations of Parties
Article 3: Standard of Treatment
3.1 Each Party shall not subject Investments of Investors of the other Party to Measures ...
This is a great opportunity to work on WTO disputes, in Geneva, with a really good group of people:
The Advisory Centre on WTO Law (ACWL) is seeking to fill a vacancy for one of our positions of Counsel. We are looking for a lawyer with approximately one to three years experience ...
Some people are surprised that I am so obsessed with concerned about ISDS. I've tried explaining it in various ways, but I've had trouble getting my point across. I think the Bilcon decision from last week can help me clarify. (Investment Arbitration Reporter explains the case