Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime

Author: Andreas Kulick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131678116X

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Driven by public opinion in host states, contracting parties to investment agreements are pursuing many avenues in order to curb a system that is being perceived - correctly or not - as having run out of control. Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime is the first book of its kind to examine the many issues of procedure, substantive law, and policy which arise from this trend. From procedural aspects such as frivolous claims mechanisms, the establishment of appeals mechanism or state-state arbitration, to substantive issues such as joint interpretations, treaty termination or detailed definitions of standards of protection, the book identifies and discusses the main means by which states do or may reassert their control over the interpretation and application of investment treaties. Each chapter tackles one of these avenues and evaluates its potential to serve as an instrument in states' reassertion of control.

International Challenges in Investment Arbitration

Author: Mesut Akbaba,Giancarlo Capurro

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351580124

Category: Law

Page: 266

View: 3129

As the proverbial workhorse of international economic law, investment arbitration is heavily relied upon around the globe. It has to cope with the demands of increasingly complex proceedings. At the same time, investment arbitration has come under close public scrutiny in the midst of heated political debate. Both of these factors have led to the field of investment protection being subject to continuous changes. Therefore, it presents an abundance of challenges in its interpretation and application. While these challenges are often deeply rooted in the doctrinal foundations of international law, they similarly surface during live arbitral proceedings. International Challenges in Investment Arbitration serves not only as a collection of recently debated issues in investment law; it also deals with the underlying fundamental questions at the intersection of investment arbitration and international law. The book is the product of the 1st Bucerius Law Journal Conference on International Investment Law & Arbitration. It combines the current state of knowledge, new perspectives on the topic as well as practical issues and will be of interest to researchers, academics and practitioners in the fields of international investment law, international economic law, regulation and comparative law.

Asia's Changing International Investment Regime

Sustainability, Regionalization, and Arbitration

Author: Julien Chaisse,Tomoko Ishikawa,Sufian Jusoh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811058822

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 4936

This book focuses on the Asia-Pacific region, delineating the evolving dynamics of foreign investment in the region. It examines the relationship between efforts to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) and efforts to improve governance and inclusive growth and development. Against a background of rapidly developing international investment law, it emphasises the need to strike a balance between these domestic and international legal frameworks, seeking to promote both foreign investment and the laws and policies necessary to regulate investments and investor conduct. Foreign investments play a pivotal role in most countries’ political economies, and in order to encourage cross-border capital flows, countries have taken various steps, such as revising their domestic legal frameworks, liberalising rules on inward and outward investment, and creating special regimes that provide incentives and protections for foreign investment. Alongside the developments in domestic laws, countries have also taken bilateral and multilateral action, including entering into trade and/or investment agreements. Further, the book explores regional investment trends, highlights specific features of Asia-Pacific investment laws and treaties, and analyses policy implications. It addresses four overarching themes: the trends (how Asia-Pacific’s agreements compare with recent global trends in the evolving rules on foreign investment); what China is doing; current investment arbitration practice in Asia; and the importance of regionalising investment law in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, it identifies and discusses the research and policy gaps that should be filled in order to promote more sustainable and responsible investment. The book offers a valuable resource not only for academics and students, but also for trade and investment officials, policy-makers, diplomats, economists, lawyers, think tanks, and business leaders interested in the governance and regulation of foreign investment, economic policy reforms, and the development of new types of investment agreements.

The Impact of Investment Treaty Law on Host States

Enabling Good Governance?

Author: Mavluda Sattorova

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1509901973

Category: Law

Page: 232

View: 730

Traditionally, international investment law was conceptualised as a set of norms aiming to ensure good governance for foreign investors, in exchange for their capital and know-how. However, the more recent narratives postulate that investment treaties and investor–state arbitration can lead to better governance not just for foreign investors but also for host state communities. Investment treaty law can arguably foster good governance by holding host governments liable for a failure to ensure transparency, stability, predictability and consistency in their dealings with foreign investors. The recent proliferation of such narratives in investment treaty practice, arbitral awards and academic literature raises questions as to their juridical, conceptual and empirical underpinnings. What has propelled good governance from a set of normative ideals to enforceable treaty standards? Does international investment law possess the necessary characteristics to inspire changes at the national level? How do host states respond to investment treaty law? The overarching objective of this monograph is to unpack existing assumptions concerning the effects of international investment law on host states. By combining doctrinal, empirical, comparative analysis and unveiling the emerging 'nationally felt' responses to international investment norms, the book aims to facilitate a more informed understanding of the present contours and the nature of the interplay between international investment norms and national realities.

Krieg und Frieden

Die wirtschaftlichen Folgen des Vertrags von Versailles

Author: John Maynard Keynes

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783937834757

Category:

Page: 157

View: 4313


Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert

Author: Thomas Piketty

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 3406671322

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 816

View: 2983

Wie entstehen die Akkumulation und die Distribution von Kapital? Welche Dynamiken sind dafür maßgeblich? Fragen der langfristigen Evolution von Ungleichheit, der Konzentration von Wohlstand in wenigen Händen und nach den Chancen für ökonomisches Wachstum bilden den Kern der Politischen Ökonomie. Aber befriedigende Antworten darauf gab es bislang kaum, weil aussagekräftige Daten und eine überzeugende Theorie fehlten. In Das Kapital im 21. Jahrhundert analysiert Thomas Piketty ein beeindruckendes Datenmaterial aus 20 Ländern, zurückgehend bis ins 18. Jahrhundert, um auf dieser Basis die entscheidenden ökonomischen und sozialen Abläufe freizulegen. Seine Ergebnisse stellen die Debatte auf eine neue Grundlage und definieren zugleich die Agenda für das künftige Nachdenken über Wohlstand und Ungleichheit. Piketty zeigt uns, dass das ökonomische Wachstum in der Moderne und die Verbreitung des Wissens es uns ermöglicht haben, den Ungleichheiten in jenem apokalyptischen Ausmaß zu entgehen, das Karl Marx prophezeit hatte. Aber wir haben die Strukturen von Kapital und Ungleichheit andererseits nicht so tiefgreifend modifiziert, wie es in den prosperierenden Jahrzehnten nach dem Zweiten Weltkrieg den Anschein hatte. Der wichtigste Treiber der Ungleichheit – nämlich die Tendenz von Kapitalgewinnen, die Wachstumsrate zu übertreffen – droht heute extreme Ungleichheiten hervorzubringen, die am Ende auch den sozialen Frieden gefährden und unsere demokratischen Werte in Frage stellen. Doch ökonomische Trends sind keine Gottesurteile. Politisches Handeln hat gefährliche Ungleichheiten in der Vergangenheit korrigiert, so Piketty, und kann das auch wieder tun.

Das Globalisierungs-Paradox

die Demokratie und die Zukunft der Weltwirtschaft

Author: Dani Rodrik

Publisher: C.H.Beck

ISBN: 9783406613517

Category:

Page: 415

View: 5138

Ein Plädoyer gegen Hyperglobalisierung und für eine gewisse demokratische Renationalisierung der Wirtschaftspolitik.

Jenseits der Menschenrechte

Die Rechtsstellung des Individuums im Völkerrecht

Author: Anne Peters

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161527494

Category: Law

Page: 559

View: 9440

Grundthese des Buches ist, dass ein Paradigmenwechsel stattgefunden hat, der den Menschen zum primaren Volkerrechtssubjekt macht. Diese These wird vor dem Hintergrund der Ideengeschichte und Dogmatik der Volkerrechtspersonlichkeit des Menschen entfaltet und auf die Rechtspraxis in zahlreichen Teilrechtsgebieten, angefangen vom Recht der internationalen Verantwortung uber das Recht des bewaffneten Konflikts, das Recht der Katastrophenhilfe, das internationale Strafrecht, das internationale Umweltrecht, das Konsularrecht und das Recht des diplomatischen Schutzes, das internationale Arbeitsrecht, das Fluchtlingsrecht bis hin zum internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht gestutzt. Der neue Volkerrechtsstatus des Menschen wird mit dem Begriff des subjektiven internationalen Rechts auf den Punkt gebracht.

Moving People, Goods and Information in the 21st Century

The Cutting-Edge Infrastructures of Networked Cities

Author: Richard Hanley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134461682

Category: Architecture

Page: 352

View: 8346

Globalisation and technological innovation have changed the way people, goods, and information move through and about cities. To remain, or become, economically and environmentally sustainable, cities and their regions must adapt to these changes by creating cutting-edge infrastructures that integrate advanced technologies, communications, and multiple modes of transportation. The book defines cutting-edge infrastructures, details their importance to cities and their regions, and addresses the obstacles to creating those infrastructures.

The Rights of Refugees under International Law

Author: James C. Hathaway

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445764

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

View: 2241

This book presents the first comprehensive analysis of the human rights of refugees as set by the UN Refugee Convention. In an era where States are increasingly challenging the logic of simply assimilating refugees to their own citizens, questions are now being raised about whether refugees should be allowed to enjoy freedom of movement, to work, to access public welfare programs, or to be reunited with family members. Doubts have been expressed about the propriety of exempting refugees from visa and other immigration rules, and whether there is a duty to admit refugees at all. Hathaway links the standards of the UN Refugee Convention to key norms of international human rights law, and applies his analysis to the world's most difficult protection challenges. This is a critical resource for advocates, judges, and policymakers. It will also be a pioneering scholarly work for graduate students of international and human rights law.

Pearls of Passion: Dein - Für sieben Tage

Author: Tiffany Reisz

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 3862788148

Category: Fiction

Page: 30

View: 2068

Eine gut trainierte Sklavin tut alles, was ihr Herr verlangt ... Eleanor soll sich für sieben Tage um den Witwer Daniel kümmern, seine Lebenslust und seine erotische Begierde wieder neu entfachen. Und obwohl Daniel das prickelnde Spiel von Dominanz und Unterwerfung lange nicht mehr gespielt hat, findet er schnell in seine Rolle zurück. Bald verliert sich Eleanor in süßen Qualen und spürt zu ihrem Erschrecken, dass sich noch ganz andere, tiefe Gefühle in ihr regen. Als Daniel ihr am Ende der Woche ein unmoralisches Angebot macht, muss sie sich plötzlich zwischen zwei Meistern entscheiden ...

Regime-Kollisionen

zur Fragmentierung des globalen Rechts

Author: Andreas Fischer-Lescano,Gunther Teubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518294031

Category: Conflict of laws

Page: 230

View: 4273


In wessen Namen?

Internationale Gerichte in Zeiten globalen Regierens

Author: Armin von Bogdandy,Ingo Venzke

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518734075

Category: Law

Page: 383

View: 1871

Internationale Gerichte sind zu multifunktionalen Akteuren des globalen Regierens erstarkt. Das überlieferte Verständnis der internationalen Gerichtsbarkeit, welches diese allein als Instrument der Streitbeilegung in den Händen der Staaten ansieht, ist dieser Entwicklung gegenüber allerdings blind. Armin von Bogdandy und Ingo Venzke legen einen neuen Ansatz vor, der den Funktionen internationaler Rechtsprechung jenseits der Streitbeilegung nachspürt, die internationale Spruchpraxis als Ausübung öffentlicher Gewalt konzipiert und ihre demokratische Rechtfertigung prüft. Dadurch erschließen sie die legitimatorische Problematik und eröffnen zugleich bislang ungesehene Möglichkeiten der Weiterentwicklung internationaler Gerichtsbarkeit.

Political Risk Yearbook

West Europe

Author: PRS Group Incorporated, The

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political stability

Page: N.A

View: 1343

One of 8 vols. each covering a different area of the world.

International Investment Agreements

Key Issues

Author: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

Publisher: New York : United Nations

ISBN: 9789211126600

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 9732

The number of international investment agreements (IIAs) continues to grow as the use of foreign direct investment (FDI) flows has become a key part of our globalised economy, with for example, almost two bilateral investment treaties added every week during 2004. This publication is the first of a three volume compilation of papers to aid negotiators and policy-makers, in particular from developing countries, with issues arising in discussions of IIAs. This volume contains 12 chapters which cover a range of issues including: an overview of key trends; scope and definition; admission and establishment; most-favoured nation treatment; fair and equitable treatment; taking of property; transfer of funds; transparency; and dispute settlement.

Bleakhaus

Author: Charles Dickens

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026880013

Category: Fiction

Page: 950

View: 5351

Dieses eBook: "Bleakhaus" ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen. Esther Summerson wächst als Kind bei Miss Barbery auf, ohne zu wissen, dass diese ihre Tante ist oder wer ihre Eltern sind; sie erfährt nur, dass ihre Mutter große Schande über sich gebracht habe. Nach dem Tod ihrer Tante wird Esther von John Jarndyce aufgenommen, einem reichen und wohltätigen Mitglied der Oberschicht, der einer der Beteiligten an dem erwähnten Erbschaftsstreit Jarndyce gegen Jarndyce ist. Sie arbeitet dort als Haushälterin von Bleak House sowie als Gesellschafterin von Ada Clare und deren entfernten Cousin Richard Carstone, zwei weiteren Beteiligten im Rechtsstreit um das Erbe im Jarndyce-Fall, die John Jarndyce als Vormund in Bleak House aufnimmt. Charles Dickens (1812-1870) war ein englischer Schriftsteller.

OPEC Bulletin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Petroleum industry and trade

Page: N.A

View: 1480


The Moon Treaty

Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, Ninety-sixth Congress, Second Session, on Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, July 29 and 31, 1980

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agreement Governing the Activities of States on the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies

Page: 267

View: 3667