More than 100 jurists from New Zealand and other countries currently or potentially engaged in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, including some of their most eminent lawyers, have sent an open letter to the negotiators calling for the right of investors to sue governments directly to be excluded from the TPP.
You can read their open letter and other information on the new TPP Legal website here.
A number of media outlets have covered the open letter today. These include:
- Lawyers fight TPP right to sue Govt – NZ Herald
- US firms to control NZ legislation? – Fairfax Media (printed in DomPost, Press)
- Right to sue needs to be exempt from TPPA – Firstline interview, TV3
- See also letter signatory Bryan Gould’s opinion piece Right to be troubled about secret partnership