New system of corporate courts in Canada-EU trade deal condemned as ‘putting lipstick on a pig’ | Global Justice Now

Posted: February 29, 2016 in Corporatisation, Democracy, Economy

NGOs and civil society groups have today criticized new plans by the European Commission and the Canadian government to include a variation of ‘corporate courts’ as part of the controversial trade deal between Canada and the EU. Trade campaigners are arguing that the commission’s proposal is simply putting ‘lipstick on a pig’ without addressing any of the fundamental criticisms of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) that has proved to be so controversial within the CETA and TTIP negotiations.

Source: New system of corporate courts in Canada-EU trade deal condemned as ‘putting lipstick on a pig’ | Global Justice Now

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