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The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Taylor St John

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Today, investor–state arbitration embodies the worst fears of those concerned about runaway globalization—a far cry from its framers’ intentions. Why did governments create a special legal system in ... More


The EU Deep Trade Agenda: Law and Policy

Billy A. Melo Araujo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198753384
eISBN:
9780191815010
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198753384.001.0001
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Company and Commercial Law

In 2006, the EU launched the Global Europe strategy which signalled a significant change in its external trade policy by putting the emphasis on the conclusion of deep and comprehensive FTAs. The ... More


Regulation of Investment Incentives: Instruments at an International/Supranational Level

Lise Johnson

in Rethinking Investment Incentives: Trends and Policy Options

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231172981
eISBN:
9780231541640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172981.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter looks at instruments that are used at an international or supra-national level to help govern the use of investment incentives. The chapter looks both at the extent to which those ... More


Conclusion

Taylor St John

in The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The conclusion identifies how the book’s findings relate to contemporary debates. The terms of today’s debate were set decades ago: all visions of investor–state arbitration’s future define ... More


Introduction

Taylor St John

in The Rise of Investor-State Arbitration: Politics, Law, and Unintended Consequences

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198789918
eISBN:
9780191831553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789918.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter sets out the puzzle: what explains the rise of investor–state arbitration? It defines the rise of investor–state arbitration as one process with two phases: the creation of the ICSID ... More


Intellectual Property and International Investment Agreements

Henning Grosse Ruse-Khan

in The Protection of Intellectual Property in International Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780199663392
eISBN:
9780191850240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199663392.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter examines selected issues on the scope of intellectual property (IP) protection under international investment law and contrasts this with the approach of the international IP system. It ... More


Taming Investor–State Arbitration?

Jaemin Lee

in International Economic Law and Governance: Essays in Honour of Mitsuo Matsushita

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198778257
eISBN:
9780191823763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778257.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Joint Committees to be established by BITs and FTAs may take up a role of making interpretative decisions regarding key terms of investment agreements so that the concerns of the host states’ ... More


The Limits of Legalization in Asia-Pacific Investment Treaty Arbitration?

Luke Nottage

in International Economic Law and Governance: Essays in Honour of Mitsuo Matsushita

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198778257
eISBN:
9780191823763
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778257.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and more recently investment chapters in free trade agreements (FTAs), are increasingly controversial—especially investor–state arbitration (ISA) options ... More


Legal Protection for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises through Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Status Quo, Impediments, and Potential Solutions

Alexander Gebert

in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in International Economic Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198795650
eISBN:
9780191836961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795650.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter illustrates the participation of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) system, as well as obstacles from pursuing claims under ... More


Three Salient Issues of the New Comprehensive Free Trade Agreements

Stefan Griller

in Mega-Regional Trade Agreements: CETA, TTIP, and TiSA: New Orientations for EU External Economic Relations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198808893
eISBN:
9780191846625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198808893.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The author argues that the mega-regionals are incorporating WTO standards on the removal of technical barriers to trade (TBT), but do not go much further. Consequently, domestic policies on consumer ... More


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