US State Legislators ask for rejection of Investor-State Dispute Settlement in TPP agreement

In an open letter to negotiators of the trans-pacific partnership, US state legislators have urged for rejection of investor-state dispute settlement in Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement.

Strongly opposing the inclusion of Investor State Dispute in any bilateral agreement, National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL), which represents all 50 states and the District of Columbia stated in its letter that ISDS has proven to be extremely problematic, undermining legislative, administrative, and judicial decisions, and threatening the system of federalism established in the U.S. Constitution.

It interferes with our capacity and responsibility as state legislators to enact and enforce fair, nondiscriminatory rules that protect the public health, safety and welfare, assure worker health and safety, and protect the environment.

Access the letter here

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