CEO: ECJ confirms legality of unfair corporate tribunals in EU trade deals
Reacting to the2017 decision, Corporate Europe Observatory’s trade campaigner Pia Eberhardt said:
“It’s a sad day for citizens when the European Court of Justice effectively approves VIP rights for corporations which can thwart government efforts to protect people and the environment, and provide access to billions of taxpayer money.
“After today’s ruling, the ball is back in the political arena. We call on all Parliaments in EU member states which still have to ratify CETA to reject this one-sided deal – it caters for big business needs but works against the interests of the majority of people in Europe.”
Read their analysis here: https://corporateeurope.org/en/2019/04/ecj-confirms-legality-unfair-corporate-tribunals-eu-trade-deals
And the STOP ISDS Campaign said: ‘The ECJ verdict changes nothing – ISDS may not be illegal but it is immoral’: See https://stopisds.org/the-ecj-verdict-changes-nothing-isds-may-not-be-illegal-but-it-is-immoral/#:~:text=it%20is%20immoral-,The%20ECJ%20verdict%20changes%20nothing%20%E2%80%93%20ISDS%20may%20not,illegal%20but%20it%20is%20immoral&text=The%20case%20against%20ISDS%20(or,to%20the%20rest%20of%20us.