French Constitutional Council, Decision no. 2017-749 DC of 31 July 2017

The Constitutional Council validated the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA”) ruling it compatible with the French Constitution.
The CETA provides for a new judiciary mechanism for dispute resolution in order to increase investor protection: the Investment Court System. This public system will rely on a permanent tribunal. This Tribunal will consist of three judges (one from the European Union, one from Canada and a president from a third country randomly selected from a pre-determined list). It will have jurisdiction in cases pertaining to violation of investment protection norms. A system of recourse against the decision of this tribunal will also be put in place, mirroring the appellate courts in domestic litigation.

2018-01-14T19:20:53+00:00 July 31st, 2017|French Constitutional Council|0 Comments

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