Dr Oisin Suttle appears before Oireachtas Committee to discuss CETA Investment Court System

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 14:15

Dr Oisin Suttle appeared before the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs on 6 April, to provide expert evidence in relation to the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA). The Committee is considering the implications for Ireland of the Investment Court System established under CETA, in the context of wider legislative scrutiny of Ireland's pending ratification of that agreement. Dr Suttle outlined a number of concerns raised by the agreement, including its potential impact on Ireland's freedom to regulate, and the weak economic case for international investment protection.
A recording of the meeting is available here: https://www.oireachtas.ie/en/oireachtas-tv/video-archive/committees/4008
The text of Dr Suttle's written submission is available here: https://oisinsuttle.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/submission-ceta-and-the-investor-court-system.pdf