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TPP & TTIP Investor State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) as Kangaroo Courts

The US, Europe and certain Pacific nations are engaged in secret trade deals.
We have trade rules not made in “public” or enforced in the “public”.
Instead we have what amounts to Kangoroo courts. I liked the definition found at duhaime.org

Kangaroo Court Definition:
A judicial proceeding or trial which has a predetermined outcome or where the basic legal rights of a party are jumped over.

“To describe the inquiry as a kangaroo court was to pour scorn upon the inquiry….

“(A) kangaroo court … an un-authorised or irregular court conducted with disregard for or perversion of legal procedure.

“To describe either a court or an inquiry pursuant to a commission as a kangaroo court is to be contemptuous of it.”

TPP, TTIP and TISA fail the Rule of Law?

I will state from the outset, I am a layman however the principles of good conduct, behaviour and obligations are comprensible to me and as a consequence so are basic principles of law.
So what is so onerous about the secret trade deals?
The west has  narrative that its societies are ruled by law.
The rule of law:

“The core of the … principle is … that all persons and authorities within the state, whether public or private, should be bound by and entitled to the benefits of laws publicly made … and publicly administered in the courts.”

–  Justice Tom Bingham wrote, in a 2010 book entitled Rule of Law
Publicly made and publicly administered.
Do the TPP, TTIP and TISA treaties pass the publicly made rule?
So with each failure to comply with the “rule of law” are we obligated to listen, consent, cooperate, under-stand or subject ourselves to the violators?
We now have another fraud being foisted on us with TPP, TTIP, and TISA.
Lets not forget the root fraud of financial frauds, Private Central Banking with their limitless counterfeiting.

TPP Corporate Insiders


…list of 605 corporate advisers who have been allowed access to the TPP text, while the public and members of congress have been kept in the dark. (This list was originally published by Sojourners.)

I’m just saying that, if the USTR can send the negotiating text to around 600 insiders, then sending it to all 535 members of Congress—or, heck, a few media —shouldn’t be too hard.

– Sojourners magazine

Victor Mroczka – USTR Trade Remedies

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Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Mulilateral Affairs
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR)
Victor Mroczka
Victor Mroczka was recently appointed to serve as the Director of Trade Remedies, WTO & Mulilateral Affairs at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). In this position, Mroczka will formulate and develop U.S. policy positions on international trade and investment issues as they relate to trade remedies, in particular antidumping and safeguards, and competition policy; participate in the formulation of negotiating positions and tactics to be taken by the U.S. government on a variety of trade issues during negotiations; prepare Congressional testimony, briefing materials, summary statements and speeches for the USTR and other senior executives; explain and defend the Administration’s trade policies to foreign governments, the public, the press, and the Congress. Prior to joining USTR, Mroczka was International Trade Counsel at Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP.
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Jonathan McHale -Deputy Assistant US (USTR) – Trans- Pacific Partnership

Deputy Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Telecommunications and Electronic Commerce Policy
Responsible for telecommunications and electronic commerce trade policy at USTR since 1997, including policy development, negotiation, enforcement and dispute settlement. Specific responsibilities include: • Lead negotiator for telecommunications and electronic commerce issues in the Trans- Pacific Partnership FTA • Lead negotiator for ICT Trade Principles, concluded so far with the EU and Japan • Implementation of the WTO Basic Telecommunications Agreement, focusing on the EU, Mexico, Japan, and Korea and China, including annual review of compliance; • Implementation of telecommunications and electronic commerce chapters in FTAs with Singapore, Australia, Morocco, Bahrain, and Korea; • Formulating policy on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce, in WTO and regional organization; • Bilateral negotiating on telecommunication deregulation issues with Japan; • Developing negotiating goals for the telecommunications sector for ongoing WTO services negotiations. • Implementation of APEC telecommunications Mutual Recognition Arrangements; and • Implementation of NAFTA telecommunications standards provisions. Prior to joining USTR he was an economic officer in the Department of State, serving in Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Paris. He has a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. in international relations from Columbia University.

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