Current Models of Investor State Dispute Settlement Are Bad for Health: The European Union Could Offer an Alternative; Comment on “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Is It Everything We Feared for Health?”

Document Type : Commentary


1 ECOHOST, Department of Health Services Research and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK

2 Department of Sociology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


In this commentary, we endorse concerns about the health impact of the trans-pacific partnership (TPP), paying particular attention to its mechanisms for investor state dispute settlement. We then describe the different, judgeled approach being advocated by the European Commission team negotiating the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, arguing that, while not perfect, it offers significant advantages.




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  • Receive Date: 04 August 2016
  • Revise Date: 13 August 2016
  • Accept Date: 13 August 2016
  • First Publish Date: 01 March 2017