ISDS: courting foreign investors

29 September 2015

This analysis, by the Seattle to Brussels Network, looks at why the European Commission's proposal for an "Investment Court System" still fails to address the key problems of foreign investors' privileges.

The analysis says the European Commission proposals for reform do not address the fundamental flaws of ISDS. Instead the suggestion to introduce an Investment Court System is mainly cosmetic and serves as a lubricant to make foreign investors' privileges more acceptable, while increasing the coverage of ISDS.