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Do BITs Really Work?: An Evaluation of Bilateral Investment Treaties and their Grand Bargain

Jeswald W. Salacuse and Nicholas P. Sullivan

in The Effect of Treaties on Foreign Direct Investment: Bilateral Investment Treaties, Double Taxation Treaties, and Investment Flows

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195388534
eISBN:
9780199855322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388534.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses whether BITs have achieved their objectives. The first part of the chapter examines the historical movement to form BITs. The second part explores the goals motivating BITs, ... More


Environmental Rights, Sustainable Development, and Investor-State Case Law: A Critical Appraisal

Riccardo Pavoni

in Human Rights in International Investment Law and Arbitration

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578184
eISBN:
9780191722561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578184.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the increasing number of international investment disputes where issues relating to environmental rights, sustainable development and foreign investment protection were ... More


Investor–State Arbitration and the Argentine Cases: an Overview

Gebhard Bücheler

in Proportionality in Investor-State Arbitration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198724339
eISBN:
9780191792045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724339.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter first discusses the most important characteristics of the current system of investor–State arbitrations and the developments that led up to it. It then presents a series of cases that ... More


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