Towards the end of the Obama era, the project of a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) raised considerable political and legal challenges both in the United States and in the European Union. This chapter addresses the political and legal challenges raised by investor-state arbitration as projected in the TTIP. This is followed by an analysis of how various concerns were processed within the constitutional and legal regimes of foreign trade law in the United States and the European Union, respectively, and how responsive constitutional doctrine on both sides of the pond is to the concerns raised. The chapter concludes that the U.S. and the EU systems allowed for specific venues of political contestation and provide for different roles of judicial review.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Kleinlein: TTIP and the Challenges of Investor-State-Arbitration: An Exercise in Comparative Foreign Relations Law
Thomas Kleinlein (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt – Law) has posted TTIP and the Challenges of Investor-State-Arbitration: An Exercise in Comparative Foreign Relations Law (in US Constitutional Law in the Obama Era: A Transatlantic Perspective, Anna-Bettina Kaiser, Niels Petersen, & Johannes Saurer eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: