[A2k] Critical Dutch parliament resolution on investor – state dispute settlement

Ante Wessels ante at ffii.org
Tue Dec 3 17:39:40 PST 2013

Critical Dutch parliament resolution on investor – state dispute
with links

December 4, 2013
By Ante

Yesterday the Dutch Parliament (Tweede Kamer) adopted a
resolution critical of investor – state dispute settlement
(Dutch, pdf). Google translation. My translation:

Presented November 28, 2013

The House,

heard the deliberations,

noting that investor – state dispute settlement (ISDS), or
arbitration under an investment treaty, may be part of the trade
agreement between the United States and the European Union;

takes the view that inclusion of ISDS in the trade agreement has
a number of undesirable consequences, including providing
companies operating internationally the possibility to bypass
the national justice system;

requests the government to investigate, in the short term, the
potential social and environmental risks and the consequences of
ISDS for the Netherlands and the financial risks for the Dutch
government, and to inform the House about the results of this

requests the Government as well, to act in a European context,
in order to deal with undesirable effects of the agreement,

and proceeds to the order of the day.

Van Ojik
Jan Vos
Jasper van Dijk

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