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Hub News Article Feb 02, 2015

UNCTAD Participated in European Parliament’s Hearing on ISDS

On 27 January 2015, the EU Parliament’s committees on legal affairs and on international trade held a joint public hearing on two important aspects of the future Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – regulatory cooperation and investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS).

Mr. James X. Zhan, Director of UNCTAD’s Division Investment and Enterprise, discussed the pros and cons of the existing ISDS system and elaborated on some possible alternatives to it.