TTIP, Property Rights and Investor State Dispute Settlement (Part 1)

Recently increasing attention has been paid to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Treaty (TTIP) and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement  (CETA), two trade trade agreements between the EU and, respectively, the USA and Canada. The agreements do not only aim to abolish tariffs (that is, taxing imports), but also to bring American, Canadian and... Continue Reading →

A Court’s Intervention: The Ruling to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Leiden, a.d. XII Kal. Sep. MMDCCLXVIII A.U.C., This year a Dutch court reached the international headlines (Example) when it ruled that the Dutch government had to take measures to ensure the Dutch population would reduce its CO2 emissions with 25% compared to 1990 by 2020 (Court Ruling in English).¹ For comparison, current Dutch policy would... Continue Reading →

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