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 | 1-Apr-2022
Le GTIII de la CNUDCI se réunira de nouveau du 5 au 16 septembre 2022, lors de sa 43e session formelle.
IISD | 1-Apr-2022
UNCITRAL WGIII will reconvene from September 5 to 16, 2022, at its 43rd formal session.
IISD | 31-Mar-2022
En Marmato, el sistema de promoción y protección de la inversión extranjera facilitó la transformación del régimen de minería tradicional a pequeña escala a un régimen de minería transnacional.
IISD | 31-Mar-2022
A Marmato, le système de promotion et de protection des investissements étrangers a facilité la transformation du régime de l’exploitation minière traditionnelle à un régime d’exploitation minière transnationale.
IISD | 31-Mar-2022
In Marmato, the foreign investment promotion and protection system facilitated the transformation of the traditional small-scale mining regime into a transnational large-scale mining regime.
IISD | 31-Mar-2022
From March 1 to 4, 2022, ECT parties met for their 11th round of negotiations for a possible reform of the treaty but the meeting was overshadowed by rising energy prices and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
IISD | 31-Mar-2022
Les parties au TCE se sont réunies du 1er au 4 mars 2022 pour le 11ème cycle de négociations en vue d’une possible réforme du traité mais la réunion a été éclipsée par la hausse des prix de l’énergie et par l’invasion russe de l’Ukraine.
The Hindu BusinessLine | 31-Mar-2022
The US District Court of Colombia has decided to grant a temporary stay over the confirmation of $111-million award won by Devas’ Mauritius shareholders against India.
No a los TCI | 29-Mar-2022
Después de dos años de pandemia la Campaña estatal contra los Tratados de Comercio e Inversión vuelve a celebrar un encuentro presencial los días 26 y 27 de marzo en Madrid.
La Jornada | 29-Mar-2022
Pakistán ha sido forzado por el Banco Mundial y Barrick Gold a otorgar un permiso minero en contra de su voluntad soberana. México debe poner especial atención a este caso por la demanda en su contra de la minera estadunidense Odyssey Marine Exploration.

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