NAFTA, critics say, included investment provisions that inherently created an uneven playing field, allowing corporate investors to directly sue national governments for mega-millions and ultimately sidestep domestic environmental laws.
Le règlement de différends qui opposent des États et des entreprises étrangères devrait se faire devant les tribunaux et non devant des arbitres qui officient derrière des portes closes, affirme le professeur de droit Gus Van Harten.
A secretive global legal system gives corporations leverage over the countries where they operate. Everyone said the United States didn’t have anything to worry about, because American laws are fair to begin with. Everyone was wrong.