Kyla Tienhaara on why current TPP safeguards won't protect us from ISDS

26th March 2015

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Kyla Tienhaara

Dr. Kyla Tienhaara is a research fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance (RegNet) and co-director of the Climate and Environmental Governance Network (CEGNet), Australian National University.

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Footnotes, qualifications and special exemptions in the draft Trans-Pacific Partnership text won’t protect Australia from investor-state dispute settlements writes Kyla Tienhaara in The Drum today. While the draft text of the TPP shows improvements on the bilateral agreements of the 1980s and 1990s, it does not protect Australian regulatory authority as it should, particularly as the TPP includes the first investment agreement with America, ‘home to the world’s most litigous foreign investors’. In this opinion piece, Kyla argues that Australia should reject ISDS clauses entirely and strike them out of the TPP text.

Read the entire article on The Drum.

Tags: Regulation, trade

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