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Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms have been criticised for undermining the rule of law, the autonomy of the EU legal order, as well as norms and principles of domestic constitutions. In Opinion 1/17, the Court of Justice ruled on the compatibility of CETA’s investment chapter with the European Treaties. This workshop offers critical contextual reflections on the Court of Justice’s Opinion 1/17.

Detail Summary
Date 18 June 2019
Time 09:30 - 17:15

Abstract

Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms, both in their more traditional form and the Investment Court System (ICS) agreed in the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the European Union and its Member States (CETA), have been criticised for undermining the rule of law, the autonomy of the EU legal order, as well as norms and principles of domestic constitutions. In Opinion 1/17, the Court of Justice will rule on the compatibility of CETA’s investment chapter with the European Treaties.


The workshop, followed by a collection of essays published by Europe and the World: A Law Review, offers critical contextual reflections on the Court of Justice’s Opinion 1/17.

 

Programme

  • Gesa Kübek (University of Lüneburg): Between autonomy and autarchy: The European Union as an international investment actor in light of Opinion 1/17
  • Christina Eckes (University of Amsterdam) and Piet Eeckhout (University College London): The Autonomy of the EU legal order after Opinion 1/17
  • Laurens Ankersmit (University of Amsterdam): Opinion 1/17, the MIC discussions in UNCITRAL and their consequences for environmental protection
  • Maria Fanou (European University Institute/University of Kent): The CJEU and its judicial competitors: A multilateral investment court system in the aftermath of Opinion 1/17
  • Marise Cremona (European University Institute): The Opinion procedure under Article 218(11) TFEU, reflections in the light of Opinion 1/17
  • Anne Thies (University of Reading): Closing remarks

 

Practicalities

This workshop will take place from 9.30 to 17.15 hrs at Amsterdam Law School, building REC A, room A3.01