The FIPA and the courts
From: Sold Down the Yangtze
This example shows how investor-state arbitrators can
review a country’s highest courts, and order its people to pay
for whatever the arbitrators order as a protection for foreign
investors. Thus, it shows how the arbitrators are supreme.
Gus Van Harten
As an expert in investment deals and international law, GUS VAN HARTEN is uniquely qualified to explain what the Canada-China agreement means for Canada. He is currently a professor at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, working previously as a tenured faculty member in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. He has written over twenty academic studies on investment treaties, and has provided commentary to governments, international organizations, and media such as Bloomberg, the CBC, The Globe and Mail, the Guardian, and the Toronto Star. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.