The Expropriation of Environmental Governance: Protecting Foreign Investors at the Expense of Public Policy / Edition 1

The Expropriation of Environmental Governance: Protecting Foreign Investors at the Expense of Public Policy / Edition 1

by Kyla Tienhaara
     
 

ISBN-10: 052111487X

ISBN-13: 9780521114875

Pub. Date: 12/31/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Recent years have seen an explosive increase in investor-state disputes resolved in international arbitration. This is significant not only in terms of the number of disputes that have arisen and the number of states that have been involved, but also in terms of the novel types of dispute that have emerged. Traditionally, investor-state disputes resulted from

Overview

Recent years have seen an explosive increase in investor-state disputes resolved in international arbitration. This is significant not only in terms of the number of disputes that have arisen and the number of states that have been involved, but also in terms of the novel types of dispute that have emerged. Traditionally, investor-state disputes resulted from straightforward incidences of nationalisation or breach of contract. In contrast, modern disputes frequently revolve around government measures taken to further public policy goals, such as the protection of the environment. This book explores the outcomes of several investor-state disputes over environmental policy. In addition to examining the pleadings of parties and decisions of arbitral tribunals in disputes that have been resolved in arbitration, the influence that investment arbitration has had in negotiated outcomes to conflicts is also explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521114875
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2009
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Concepts and methods; 2. Foreign investment and the environment; 3. The institution of investment protection; 4. International investment agreements; 5. Foreign investment contracts; 6. International investment arbitration; 7. Investor-state disputes; 8. The threat of arbitration; 9. Conclusions.

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