[ComputerWorldUK] TTIP Update XVI

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Glyn Moody’s next entry in his series on TTIP/TAFTA negotiations. He writes about the US requesting that « EU regulators be required to publish the proposed texts of regulations and open them to public comment » and rebutes several common arguments in defense of ISDS (Investor-state Dispute Settlement). Some argue that in state-investor litigation, decisions generally are in favour of countries, but, Moody writes, this is true only when you consider the aggregate data over 20 years. It is cearly false if you consider recent years. Moreover, the argument is made that ISDS agreements with other countries did not lead to much litigation, which is true, he writes, but irrelevant as these agreements were made with much smaller and definitely less litigious countries than the USA.