We have an international legal system which allows companies to take governments off to private and secret courts. To over-ride, using the mere fatuity of contracts and the law, democratic decisions. According to peeps like George Monbiot and Global Justice Now this is an appalling state of affairs. This shall not stand they say, we must make sure that ISDS doesn’t exist.
The government of Zambia has defended its efforts to kick London-listed copper miner Vedanta Resources out of the country, in an escalating row over tax and alleged underinvestment.