Investor-state arbitration under bilateral trade and investment agreements: finding rhythm in inconsistent drumbeats

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He, Ling Ling and Sappideen, Razeen. 2013. "Investor-state arbitration under bilateral trade and investment agreements: finding rhythm in inconsistent drumbeats." Journal of World Trade. 47 (1), pp. 215-242.
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Investor-state arbitration under bilateral trade and investment agreements: finding rhythm in inconsistent drumbeats

ERA Journal ID17283
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHe, Ling Ling (Author) and Sappideen, Razeen (Author)
Journal TitleJournal of World Trade
Journal Citation47 (1), pp. 215-242
Number of Pages28
Year2013
Place of PublicationAlphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
ISSN1011-6702
2210-2795
Web Address (URL)http://www.kluwerlawonline.com/abstract.php?area=Journals&id=TRAD2013007
Abstract

The investor-state arbitration process has been commonly used under bilateral trade and investment agreements since first adopted by the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1994. This mechanism has well served the investment interests of multinational corporations. In recent times, some countries have been rethinking the special legal rights offered to foreign investors over domestic investors in dispute resolution through the investor-state arbitration process. This article examines the changing landscape in investor-state dispute resolution and its impact on bilateral trade and investment agreements.

KeywordsFree Trade Agreement; dispute resolution; business ethics; investors
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350208. Investment and risk management
480308. International trade and investment law
380110. International economics
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Byline AffiliationsSchool of Law and Justice
University of Western Sydney
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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