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ISDS: The devil in the trade deal

September 13th, 2014

Episode 51 of 147 episodes

A common provision allowing foreign investors to sue host governments has become a ticking time bomb inside trade agreements, like the soon to be signed TPP. Some countries are now refusing to agree to the provision and question its legal legitimacy. Jess Hill investigates.