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10/29/16

ISDS: Corporations Overpowering Governments and Democracy? - by Steven Hill

After Wallonia’s recent stand on the Canadian-European Trade Agreement highlighted the issue of investor-state dispute resolution provisions in the context of developed markets – and with TPP and TTIP still on the horizon, bearing similar plans – it is worth taking a closer look at them.

Corporate-friendly ISDS provisions feed into a public fear that the biggest corporations are themselves becoming sovereign governments that are unrestrained by democratic accountability. That is actually a reasonable fear in light of recent history.

Read more: ISDS: Corporations Overpowering Governments and Democracy? - The Globalist

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