This book examines how international trade and investment regimes can contribute to the pursuit of the SDGs or make them more difficult. Sustainable development remains a major priority in international politics and trade. This book examines how the contours and facets of economic, environmental and social sustainability are reflected in legal standards governing trade, investment and finance. This paper examines the latest developments in both the negotiations on the international investment treaty and in investor-state disputes. Recent developments in the international investment regime: Inventory of Phase 2 reform measures This book discusses the balance between the host state`s right to regulate and the investor`s right to obtain an FET standard under international investment law. This book examines the admissibility of shareholders` rights in investment contracts and proposes specific eligibility criteria. In order to take into account domestic and external investments, China`s participation in the international investment regime has strengthened its efforts to adhere to multilateral investment instruments and conclude international agreements. This book discusses how international judicial authorities are established and managed in key areas of international economic law: commercial law, investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration. ISDS remains controversial and is a source of debate within the Investment and Development Community and in public opinion.
This book discusses the application of good faith by arbitration tribunals and parties in international investment disputes, which encompass aspects of good faith both procedurally and substantively. This book examines the participation of indigenous peoples in international trade and investment and the development of law in these areas. It highlights the intense efforts made when new international investment agreements (IA) were concluded in 2009 and draws attention to trends such as the impact of the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, the creation of regional investment zones and the increasing renegotiation of bilateral investment agreements (ILOs). The document highlights the continued increase in applications for investment contracts and the large number of litigations as important trends in investor-state litigation. Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD`s flagship newspaper on investment law and policy. The symposium was jointly organised by ICSID, the OECD and UNCTAD. Its aim was to ensure that non-state actors exchanged views on the new modes of investment arbitrage identified by governments and their international organizations; to study and advance the common agenda between the contracting parties of developed and developing countries that have entered into investment agreements; and think about how the three organizations and other interested institutions can best cooperate and meet the needs of their members and the investment community. This book analyzes allegations about investment arbitrage procedures and tax costs from data, so that political reforms can be informed by scientific data. This book focuses on the specifics of the judicial actions of states that are increasingly exposed to international investment demands. Central and Eastern Europe (EEC) are the interviewees in most investment arbitration proceedings against EU Member States. This book describes common standards of protection in international investment agreements and their application and interpretation by investment tribunals. The book shows that the settlement of international trade and investment disputes has been dominated almost exclusively by international arbitrations, but that international mediation and conciliation are now at the forefront.