AIDWATCH submission to Senate Committee Inquiry - Trade and Foreign Investment Bill 2014

ISDS provisions have no place in Australian trade agreements not only for the important reason of protecting Australia’s law and policy, but also because ISDS disproportionately disadvantages developing countries who don’t have equal resources to defend cases and who generally do not host private investors large enough to utilise ISDS provisions. Continuing inclusion of ISDS on a case by case basis is strongly recommended against.