ISDS - Corporate weapon against public policies worldwide

PowerShift | 25 October 2015

ISDS - Corporate weapon against public policies worldwide

ISDS is a mechanism engraved in (bilateral) investment treaties which allows multinational corporations to sue governments in ad hoc tribunals for all sorts of public policies. It is an extrajudicial system with special privileges and rights just for one class: Foreign investors, giving them more power relatively to citizens or even sovereign governments. The implications of this system are really dangerous - as well as pretty costly affaire for governments and ultimately tax payers - as our little selection of ISDS files from around the world is showing. And this is merely the tip of the iceberg.

The clips of this playlist were produced by members of the S2B network as part of the project "Making EU investment policy work for development".

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