Extract from “Fear of being sued not good enough reason to reject TPPA, says ministry sec-gen”

Recently, Universiti Malaya law professor Prof Gurdial S. Nijar said although protection under the ISDS could prevent petty suits against the government, it did not stop investors from suing governments over policies which they claimed interfered with their ability to turn a profit.

In 2014, 608 governments were sued under the ISDS primarily by American corporations, with 60% of those suits being against governments in developing countries, said Gurdial.

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