The repercussions of the EU-US trade deal — the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) will be massive if not radically amended or dropped. These include serious implications for the public sector, including the NHS, courtesy of the Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) clause that will create a new band of rights for global corporations. A large number of organisations, not usually on the same side of political debate, and key figures have already voiced serious concerns.
“When I wake up at night and think about arbitration, it never ceases to amaze me that sovereign states have agreed to investment arbitration at all […] Three private individuals are entrusted with the power to review, without any restriction or appeal procedure, all actions of the government, all decisions of the courts, and all laws and regulations emanating from parliament.”
Juan Fernández-Armesto, Spanish Arbitrator
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Manchester University Policy Blog – Decemberr 13th, By Ferdi De Ville and Gabriel Siles-Brügge In Europe
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Manchester, Nov 4th – THE TRANSATLANTIC TRADE AND INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP: CASH BONANZA OR RISKY DEAL? Panel Discussion and Public Debate. Nowgen, Grafton Street, Manchester, M13 9WU (near Manchester Royal Infirmary) See flyer: TTIP-PolicyWeek-04Nov14