In an ‘unfortunate’ ruling, the Court of justice of the EU (CJEU) has decided to continue excluding members of the public from the debate on investment courts, despite the threat this arbitration system represents for the rule of law and the environment.
ClientEarth legal experts took part in working groups to help develop the Global Resources Initiative (GRI) taskforce report highlighting the complexity of global food production systems, and challenging government to create systemic and transformative change that ensures food supply while putting people and planet first.
Following widespread criticism in recent years, reforms of the controversial arbitration mechanism are underway at international level.
In a disappointing judgment, the Court of Justice of the EU has recently ruled that the investment court system in the Canadian EU trade agreement is compatible with EU law.
Lawyers have warned that a European investment agreement, endorsed yesterday by the EU Parliament, may not be compatible with the law.