Panel Invitation: ISDS after Achmea and NAFTA 2.0: The beginning of the end?

18 October 2018 - Event

The world's investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) system faces the largest crisis in its history. Why is the European Commission rejecting the justified criticism that can be found all over the world?

Date
18 October 2018
Time
17:30 - 19:30
Location
Pianofabriek, Rue du Fort 35, 1060 St. Gilles/Brussels
Organizer(s)
  • Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
  • Forum Umwelt und Entwicklung
  • Friends of the Earth Europe
  • LobbyControl
  • PowerShift
  • Transnational Institute (TNI)

The world's investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) system faces the largest crisis in its history. It started off with citizen's critique during the protests against trade agreements such as TTIP, CETA and EU-Japan (JEFTA). The critique was rejected by the EU-Commission so far despite the many signs that these kind of corporate privileges seem to come to an end. Why is the Commission rejecting the justified criticism that can be found all over the world? Why does the Commission try to reform ISDS? Is the Commission's decision to negotiate trade agreeements and ISDS separately – as with Japan – a way to circumvent democratic scrutiny by member state parliament? All these question will be discussed during our panel on 18 October.