The S&D Group opposes the inclusion of ISDS in Trade Agreements in which other options to enforce investment protection are available, whether domestic or international. In agreements with countries that have fully functioning legal systems and in which no risks of political interference in the judiciary or denial of justice have been identified, ISDS is not necessary.

The S&D Group strongly supports the principle that foreign and domestic investors should be treated equally and fairly and that this should be underpinned by substantive provisions on investment protection in trade agreements.

Related documents

Position paper
Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms in ongoing trade negotiations (ISDS)