This book analyzes the tension between the host state’s commitment to providing regulatory stability for foreign investors and its commitments to its citizens with regard to environmental protection and social welfare.
In May 2018, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs published its new draft model bilateral investment treaty (BIT), in hopes to foster rethinking of existing and future Dutch BITs. Will this revised model achieve this goal, or does it fall short of the promised policy reset?
The paper seeks to make an important contribution to the international investment debate by highlighting particular desirable characteristics of FDI, outlining how these can be promoted and encouraged, and providing guidance so that national and international efforts in investment law and policy contribute fully to the achievement of these goals.
Integrating Sustainable Development in International Investment Law: Normative incompatibility, system integration and governance implications
This book presents an important systematic study of the issue of sustainable development and international investment law, using conceptual, normative and governance perspectives to explore the challenges and possible solutions for making international investment law more compatible with sustainable development.
This book shows how the current reform in investment regulation is part of a broader attempt to transform the international economic order.
This book focuses on the Asia–Pacific region, delineating the evolving dynamics of foreign investment in the region.
This paper identifies challenges and opportunities of current agricultural growth poles; outlines the role of laws, policies and institutions; and describes three key stages for the development of a responsible agricultural growth pole.
This work examines the relationship between the institutions that govern foreign investment, sustainable development, and the rules and regulations that administer natural resources.
International Investment Law and Policy in Africa: Exploring a human rights based approach to investment regulation and dispute settlement
This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the international investment law regime and current treaty practices in Africa from global, regional and domestic perspectives.
The European Union and Japan announced on July 6, 2017 that they reached an agreement in principle on the main elements of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Burlington Resources Inc. v. Republic of Ecuador, ICSID Case No. ARB/08/5
This report examines whether and how investment tribunals consider community perspectives, interests and rights.
On December 2, 2015, the European Union and Vietnam signed a free trade agreement (FTA), closing three years of negotiations.
The book examines the links between investment law and other sub-fields of international law, including the law on armed conflict, human rights, sustainable development, trade, development and EU law.