A case brought to the European Court of Human Rights could pressure countries to leave.
India’s prime minister Narendra Modi is the only leader not to agree to sign up to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.
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Australia was hoping to get broader access to Indian markets as part of a new trade deal that covers almost half of the world’s population.
A coal mine near the mountains in Alberta.
An American coal company is suing the Canadian government over Alberta’s plan to combat climate change.
Britain has a number of bilateral treaties with Eastern European countries that will remain after Brexit.
TPP still faces a long slog before it takes effect.
Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership signed the deal earlier this month, but changes can still be made to improve the mechanism that allows investors to sue states.
APEC leaders in Manila this week.
Opposition against Investor-State Dispute Settlement clauses seems likely to fall away as Asian economies flock to the TPP.
Canada has lost or settled seven ISDS claims in the last decade, paying out more than CA$170 million in damages.
The experience of Canada, which agreed to an ISDS clause in its North American Free Trade agreement, should give pause to Australia.
Leaked details around a investor-state dispute settlement clause in a major free trade agreement have sparked debate.
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Despite arguments that a controversial clause in the Transpacific Partnership will not affect sovereignty, governments would be foolish to agreeing to it.
Despite assurances from Minister for Trade and Investment Andrew Robb, the TPP could negatively affect Australian health policy.
The latest part of the TPP to be leaked is its investment chapter. And like almost everything we know about the secretive negotiations for the agreement, it provides plenty of cause for concern.
Secrecy around investor state dispute settlement clauses in the Transpacific Partnership has stoked concerns.
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The secrecy around negotiations of the Transpacific Partnership have been painted as sinister. But could the reasons be about practicality?
Representatives from Japan, New Zealand, and the United States at the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership summit on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Bali, on October 8, 2013.
Expect to hear a lot about the Trans Pacific Partnership in the next few days. As it moves into final stages of negotiations, outrage over some of its more onerous provisions is ramping up around the world…
By allowing ISDS clauses in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Australia could be opening the door to more legal challenges from corporations.
The leaking of a key Trans-Pacific Partnership document by Wikileaks this week suggests Australia may side with the US on some key issues including the insertion of an Investor-State Dispute Settlement…