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Here's a proposed structure for Q.1, Scope:

Their general language simply defines "Investment", "Investor", and "Scope".

The provisions in this Treaty shall apply to investments made by investors of one Party in the territory of the other Party, in accordance with the applicable laws, whether made before or after the entry into force of this Treaty.

Point 1: not just the investment, but the investor must be, beyond reasonable doubt, respectful of "applicable laws";

Point 2: the "applicable laws" must be stated explicitly to include, beyond financial regulation, those on human rights, social rights, labour rights.

Conclusion: No investor with a record of corrupt practice, tax evasion, or violation of human and social rights, within the territories of the Parties or elsewhere, should be allowed to sue under an ISDS system.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jul 6th, 2014 at 08:52:29 AM EST

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