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Company v Country

July 21st, 2015

Episode 1085 of 1365 episodes

The strangely-named investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) system is built into thousands of treaties between countries around the world. It is a key part of negotiations for a new trade and investment treaty between the US and the EU. Michael Robinson digs into the ISDS mechanism to find out these little-known lawsuits are threatening the democratic process.

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