The rules for settling disputes between corporations and states come from an earlier era. Is it time for reform?
Simon Lester says that the rules for international investment dispute resolution are outdated - and they're hurting global trade.
John K. Veroneau argues that corporations still need strong protections in international law.
Ingrid Persson says libertarians should welcome investor-state dispute settlement: it protects property rights, with good consequences all around.
Jason Yackee argues that the TPP and TTIP trade agreements don't need investor-state dispute settlement and would be better off without it.
Simon Lester responds to his critics in this month's Cato Unbound on investor-state dispute resolution.
Ingrid Persson argues that investor-state dispute settlement is fundamentally a good idea, and that objections to it can all be addressed adequately.
ISDS is "a one-off grant of rights to the wealthy, who lobbied hard for it." And that's hardly fair.
Jason Yackee argues that investor-state dispute settlement undermines democratically legitimate governments as they pursue the rule of law.