Initiative for Moratorium on All ISDS Claims


original author/publisher Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


ISDS Investment Government COVID19

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This initiative calls on the global community for an IMMEDIATE MORATORIUM on all arbitration claims by private corporations against governments using international investment treaties, and a PERMANENT RESTRICTION on all arbitration claims related to government measures targeting health, economic, and social dimensions of the pandemic and its effects. These investor-state cases (often referred to as "ISDS" cases) empower foreign private companies to challenge government actions that affect narrow corporate interests, and often result in large payouts, sometimes of billions of dollars, to these companies for alleged lost profits. 

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Jack Marsden

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