Interactive Map: Investor-State Dispute Settlement
From the 1960s to 2000, corporations brought fewer than 40 cases through Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) tribunals. In the last 15 years, they’ve brought nearly 500.
In Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade, Haley Sweetland Edwards makes a devastating case that these tribunals, which were designed 50 years ago to protect foreign investors' property rights abroad, are now being exploited by multinational corporations at the expense of sovereign nations and their citizens.
This map allows you to explore resolved ISDS cases where tribunals (the "shadow courts" of the book's title) have ruled in favor of the investor. Search by country to highlight different cases and see how much, in USD millions, nations have been ordered to pay their private investors:
Full screen view is available here.