Tell MEPs not to make a bad compromise on ISDS in TTIP

09 January 2016

Please help by writing to your MEP, calling on them to reject the dangerous new compromise on Investor-State Dispute Settlement mechanisms in next Wednesday's vote.

Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) mechanisms give foreign companies extra legal powers to challenge governments. In the past they have been used by companies to sue governments for increasing minimum wages, renationalising health services or protecting the environment.

Campaigning MEPs had been seeking to get ISDS mechanisms struck out of the Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade agreement between the EU and the US. 

The deal's backers say the amended plan for rules out the worst excesses of ISDS, but it leaves intact the fundamentally bad idea that foreign investors should get a privileged route to massive compensation payments if democratically-elected governments do something that, it could be argued in court, affects the profits of a multinational company.

Please help by writing to your MEP, calling on them to reject the dangerous new compromise on ISDS.

To get started, visit goingtowork.org.uk Enter your postcode and click "Participate" 

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