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on April 23, 2015 in World News

Corporate Sovereignty Trumps National Laws

Corporate Sovereignty Trumps National Laws; Here’s How The US Thinks It Can Get Around That For a while now, Techdirt has been writing about the extraordinary corporate sovereignty chapters in trade agreements that grant foreign companies far-reaching powers to sue a government simply for issuing regulations that impact their investments. Recently, there has been a textbook example of how the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) tribunals that adjudicate corporate sovereignty cases are literally a law unto themselves. A post on The Hill explains the background: A company sought to develop a mining and marine terminal project in Canada, but it had… View Article

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