ETUCE Guidelines to the EC’s public consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP
The European Commission runs a public consultation on investment protection and investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP until 6 July 2014. ETUCE strongly encourage all member organisations to respond to the consultation. Therefore, ETUCE has drafted a set of guidelines to the European Commission’s public consultation on modalities for investment protection and ISDS in TTIP.
The public consultation was launched after very substantial criticisms on investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in TTIP – the granting of legal rights to private investors to sue governments before arbitration panels. As a result, foreign investors are given legal rights to challenge any regulatory or policy measure of the host-state it feels violates its rights to access a market.
The European Commission runs this public consultation in all official EU languages.