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CCSI helped launch a letter signed by over 230 law and economics professors urging President Trump to remove ISDS provisions from NAFTA. As the letter notes, the ISDS mechanism “undermines the important roles of our domestic and democratic institutions, threatens domestic sovereignty, and weakens the rule of law.” The letter builds upon the center’s past work, including a similar letter published last year calling on Congress to reject the Trans Pacific Partnership for its inclusion of ISDS, and broader analyses of both the threat that ISDS poses to domestic US law and of the ISDS provisions that were included in the TPP.
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment,
230+ Law and Economics Professors Urge President to Remove ISDS from NAFTA,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/185