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Outside voices: In defense of investor-state dispute settlement

July 9, 2024 at 10:22 AM
Recent calls for an end to investor-state dispute settlement in U.S. trade agreements rest on “shaky and short-sighted premises,” argue Center for Strategic and International Studies analysts in a new, full-throated defense of the investment protections that under certain conditions allow foreign investors to sue counties in which they have investments. They hook their arguments to the conclusion that ISDS protections seem “all but certain to play an increasingly important role in the future,” in shifts to clean energy and...

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