Arbitration clause in EU-Canada trade agreement

Arbitration clause in EU-Canada trade agreement


An easy way to bypass democracy

BELGIUM- BRUSSELS - The year 2013 may well be a very challenging year for the European Parliament. A new trade agreement between the EU and Canada is expected to be concluded in the beginning of 2013 despite the fact that several problematic issues will be included in the agreement.  Amongst them the investor-state arbitration clause, which gives private companies the right to directly sue states in international tribunals.

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