Seminar: The Worst-Kept Secret in the World – TTIP, ISDS, and the Quest for Transparency and Democracy in the Regulation of Foreign Investment
On November 3rd Ira Ryk-Lakhman (University College London) and me will be speaking at the University of Leicester about the TTIP and ISDS in light of the recent developments in the negotiation and the position of the EU. In spite of my usual hardcore positions on the TTIP I’ll try to debunk a few myths as well as providing a comprehensive overview of what the TTIP would effectively mean in terms of investment protection and how it would affect the populations of host States. Ira, on the other hand, will present her paper “The (Swing of the) Pendulum and the Pit – Why Investor-State Dispute Settlement should not be replaced with a Permanent Investment Court?” and deal with the ISDS aspects of the treaty. To be honest, her paper is much more interesting and controversial than mine, and – having read it – I guarantee it’s worth a trip to the Midlands.
This event is hosted by the International Law Research Cluster and the Dispute Resolution Research Cluster of the Leicester Law School and part of the 2015–2016 CELI seminar series and is open, as every seminar should be, to staff, students, graduates and members of the public. Hope to see you there!
Here are the details:
Date: Tuesday 3 November 2015, 3 pm – 5 pm
Venue: Room FJ164, Leicester Law School, Fielding Johnson Building, University of Leicester
Contact: For more information please contact Ms Teresa Rowe at Teresa.rowe(a)le.ac.uk or the University of Leicester School of Law Reception at +44(0)116 252 2363. Or me, really – I should have the details.