This paper examines the ISDS provision, which is a part of a growing number of investment treaties and trade agreements. I define ISDS itself, the idea and purpose, and how it began a few centuries ago to its modern evolved version. I take a look at the recent trends and discover its growth in usage over the past two decades. I analyze the results of ISDS decisions that state the most common winner of claims is the respondent, or sued government. The texts of the trade agreements NAFTA and TPP are examined closely.
Download count: 0