An Empire of Capital? ISDS in CETA and TTIP as the Institutionalization of Unjustified Privilege

I. The case against ISDS in CETA and TTIP: Hysteria or genuine concern?
Among those familiar with the field of investment arbitration, the strong political reaction against the investor state dispute settlement provisions (ISDS) included in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA) and originally planned to be included in Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership between the EU and the US (TTIP) comes as a surprise. After all, European states have concluded more than 1400 BITS in the past. Continue reading

Harte Zeiten für Rule of Law – Die Krise des globalen Konstitutionalismus

Die Entwicklung der globalen Rechtsordnung nach dem Ende des Kalten Kriegs vollzog sich unter der Vorherrschaft der Idee eines „liberal peace“. Die Europäische Gemeinschaft war das Modell: Friede, Gerechtigkeit und Prosperität Continue reading