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12 Nov 2015, 8:29 am by Stewart Baker
I also acknowledge a significant caveat drawn to my attention by Simon Lester of Cato: Despite the TPP, a member is free to adopt any measure “that it considers necessary for … the protection of its own essential security. [read post]
5 Nov 2015, 7:21 pm by Julian Ku
by Julian Ku by Julian Ku Simon Lester of Worldtradelaw.net and the Cato Institute offered a very interesting pro-free trade argument against the inclusion of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in trade agreements like the TransPacific Partnership or the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. [read post]
29 Jul 2015, 11:29 am by Simon Lester
I recently came across this: According to US trade lawyer Simon Lester, dispute settlement between states under the TPP or TTIP would then require them to invoke their rights within the WTO and seek the jurisdiction of the WTO’s dispute settlement understanding (DSU). [read post]
19 Apr 2015, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
[Simon Lester, Cato] House hearing on Obama executive order blacklisting contractors over labor violations in unrelated areas of their business, or at subcontractors [witnesses and testimony, Walberg statement, press release, video, SHRM] Sixth Circuit retaliation decision confirms need for kid-glove handling of employees who file discrimination complaints [Jon Hyman] Spontaneous protest doesn’t come cheap: SEIU spent $24 million in 2014 on fast food/retail wage movement… [read post]
30 Mar 2015, 3:06 am
Contents include:Reinhard Quick, Why TTIP Should Have an Investment Chapter Including ISDS Simon Lester, Rethinking the International Investment Law System Adarsh Ramanujan & Seetharaman Sampath, ‘Double Counting’: Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? [read post]
24 Mar 2015, 3:02 am by Walter Olson
., Federalist Society holds star-filled conference on Treaties and National Sovereignty at George Washington University [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] Trade agreements are being promoted as extending progressive labor and environmental policies around the globe, hmmm [Simon Lester, related] Courts in European nations urged to use Charter to promote affirmative welfare rights, strike down laws liberalizing labor markets [Council of Europe] “Croatian-Serb war offenses litigated… [read post]
20 Mar 2015, 8:11 pm by Rob Howse
Simon Lester already blogged this morning about the NAFTA investor-state award in Bilcon v. [read post]
25 Feb 2015, 12:46 am
Joel Trachtman, Gabrielle Marceau, Simon Lester, Prof. [read post]
11 Nov 2014, 3:30 am by Walter Olson
” [Gerard Magliocca] Krugman not notably consistent on views of statutory interpretation [Simon Lester] ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber caught on camera saying “lack of transparency” key to passing the bill; he “may believe that American voters are stupid, but he was the one dumb enough to say all this on camera” [Peter Suderman, Mickey Kaus ("I am big. [read post]
5 Oct 2014, 11:22 pm by INFORRM
“Free Speech Today”, Lord Lester QC, Polish Yearbook of International Law, Vol 33 (2013), pp.129-144, SSRN. [read post]
17 Jul 2014, 9:42 am
Lorand Bartels (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted Social Issues in Regional Trade Agreements: Labour, Environment and Human Rights (in Bilateral and Regional Trade Agreements, Simon Lester, Bryan Mercurio & Lorand Bartels eds., 2d ed., forthcoming). [read post]
8 Jul 2014, 1:14 am
Joel Trachtman, Gabrielle Marceau, Simon Lester, Prof. [read post]
1 Jul 2014, 9:05 pm by Walter Olson
Ted Cruz publishes “Limits To the Treaty Power” in Harvard Law Review Forum [FedSoc Blog, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] “The Ever Expanding Role of Trade Agreements: Human Rights” [Simon Lester, Cato] EU brass, reformist NGOs insisted that Romania shut down international adoption. [read post]
28 Jun 2014, 12:48 am
Contents include:Inu Barbee and Simon Lester, The TPP and the future of trade agreements Elisabeth Bürgi Bonanomi, An enabling regulatory environment for sustainable investment: the example of trade law Luciana Dutra de Oliveira Silveira & Ricardo Inglez de Souza, The public interest analysis in trade remedies investigations in Brazil Eduardo Márquez Certucha, Social Entrepreneurship: bringing together impact investment, trade facilitation and regulatory… [read post]