Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law

Foreign Investment and the Environment in International Law

by Jorge E. Vinuales


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107521810
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/16/2015
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series
Pages: 478
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Jorge E. Vi�uales is the Pictet Chair of International Environmental Law and Assistant Professor of Public International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. He is also the Director of the Programme on Institutions for Sustainable Development at the Centre for International Environmental Studies.

Table of Contents

Introductory observations; Part I. Setting the Framework: 1. The increasing interactions between foreign investment law and international environmental law; 2. Conceptualising interactions; 3. Synergies; 4. Conflicts I - soft-control mechanisms; 5. Conflicts II - adjudication mechanisms; Part II. Normative Conflicts: 6. Normative priority in international law; 7. Foreign investment and the international regulation of freshwater; 8. Foreign investment and the protection of biological and cultural diversity; 9. Foreign investment and the international regulation of dangerous substances and activities; 10. Foreign investment and the climate change regime; Part III. Legitimacy Conflicts: 11. Normative priority between different legal systems; 12. Environmental measures and expropriation clauses; 13. Environmental measures and non-discrimination standards; 14. Environmental measures, stability and due process; 15. Defence arguments based on environmental considerations; Concluding observations.

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