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.

Le Figaro | 8-Jul-2021
Cairn Energy a affirmé avoir obtenu le droit de «geler» des biens immobiliers appartenant à l’Inde et situés à Paris, dans sa dernière tentative de récupérer 1,7 milliard de dollars qu’elle estime lui être dus par New Delhi.
The Tribune | 8-Jul-2021
The centrally located properties mostly comprise flats, valued at more than EUR 20 million, used by the Indian government establishment in France.
El Salto | 7-Jul-2021
Esta semana se celebra la sexta ronda de negociaciones para modernizar el Tratado de la Carta de Energía (TCE) que, según desvelan unas filtraciones de documentos oficiales de la Comisión Europea, no aspira a dar resultados reales para alinear el Tratado con los objetivos del Acuerdo de París.
Euractiv | 7-Jul-2021
Little progress has been made to modernise a controversial agreement on energy investments that activists warn could derail decarbonisation efforts in Europe and across the globe, according to leaked documents.
Red Ecuador Decide | 6-Jul-2021
La Red Ecuador Decide Mejor Sin TLC, conformada por organizaciones y movimientos sociales, rechazamos el rumbo que está tomando en materia comercial el “gobierno del encuentro” que al parecer es el encuentro con los grandes capitales.
Common Dreams | 6-Jul-2021
TC Energy Corporation filed for compensation under a free trade provision that allows investors to sue governments if they impede profits.
Collectif Stop Tafta | 6-Jul-2021
400 organisations de la société civile lancent un ultimatum à la Commission européenne et aux États-membres les appelant à « sortir du TCE d’ici à la COP26.
S2B Network | 6-Jul-2021
More than 400 are calling on political leaders across all European countries to prioritise climate policies, to stick to their climate commitments, and therefore to initiate withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty by COP26.
Total Croatia News | 6-Jul-2021
Four arbitration cases brought by banks against Croatia before the ICSID connected with the conversion of CHF-denominated loans were suspended on 30 June.
L’actualité | 5-Jul-2021
TC Énergie a déclaré qu’elle réclamerait plus de 15 milliards $ US au gouvernement américain à la suite de la révocation d’un permis pour la construction de l’oléoduc Keystone XL.

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