Setting the Record Straight: Debunking Ten Common Defenses of Controversial Investor-State Corporate Privileges

Public Citizen

In order to counter the increased critiques of the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative has declared that many of the claims are “myths” but these counter-claims rely on false and misleading information. This document describes 10 common defenses used by the USTR, and explains the reality for each of these arguments.