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UN Migration Compact in the Domestic Debate

8th November, 2018

Migration is cross-border phenomenon that can be better managed when states cooperate. The UN’s Migration Compact, which will be formally adopted in December, follows that rationale. Nonetheless, its detailed prescriptions are the subject of public debates in Germany and other countries. In an open ed to the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and in an interview with the regional “Schwäbischen Zeitung”, Daniel Thym explains why much of the criticism is ill-founded, even though…

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Death Sentence for Autonomous Investment Tribunals

March 8, 2018

There was much debate about the investment protection provisions in international trade agreements such as CETA or TTIP, while many observers seems not to have realised immediately that the recent ECJ ruling on the Dutch-Slovak arbitration tribunal will have broader repercussions: Daniel Thym explains on the EULawAnalysis that it amount to a death sentence for autonomous investment arbitration worldwide.