Flaws in the European Commission's proposals for foreign investor protection in TTIP





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In November 2015, the European Commission released a proposed text on foreign investor protection in the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The EC’s proposal has various flaws arising from concerns about the foreign investor protection system in general and from detailed aspects of the proposed text. In particular, the flaws undermine the EC’s claims that it has fixed investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and safeguarded the right to regulate. They also highlight weaknesses in the EC’s proposals for foreign investor protection in agreements like the TTIP. This policy brief outlines six key flaws. 

Read the policy brief