Gus Van Harten is a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, Canada. He specializes in international investment law. His research is freely available at http://ssrn.com/author=638855 and his books include Investment Treaty Arbitration and Public Law(2007), Sovereign Choices and Sovereign Constraints: Judicial Restraint in Investment Treaty Arbitration(2013) and Sold Down the Yangtze: Canada’s Lopsided Investment Deal with China(2015).
Written by Gus Van Harten
Imagine if governments proposed a supreme tribunal for the world. The tribunal would have the power to review anything countries can do in their sovereign role. It could review countries’ laws and regulations at any level. It could review the judgments of their highest courts.The CETA’s “Investment Court System”: A Supreme Tribunal to Protect the Wealth of Foreign Nationals