ISDS have been a part of trade agreements for 30 years. Up until now however the Court that ruled on the dispute was a properly constituted Court of the Country involved. So the decisions followed the law of that Country, and the rule of law generally. Not anymore. Under the TPP the dispute will be ruled on by a Court comprised of staff from the Multinationals. So given their new power to resolve cases in their own favour, let us have a look at all the times (much weaker) ISDS laws were used against Sovereign Governments and against the best interests of their citizens. 

 

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