Protection et promotion des investissements
Le domaine des investissements internationaux demeure l'un des plus incertains, et des plus controversés, du droit international économique. Cet ouvrage analyse le droit contemporain sur la base des traités qui sont apparus sur la scène internationale depuis la décolonisation. Quelques 200 conventions de ce genre sont aujourd'hui en vigueur. L'auteur montre l'émergence de nouveaux principes, de protection et de coopération, s'appliquant aux investissements internationaux. Il retrace l'évolution qui a eu lieu, depuis le droit coutumier de la protection des étrangers, jusqu'aux règles des traités contemporains, qui visent souvent à surmonter les problèmes rencontrés dans le passé. Toutefois, à côté de leur fonction évolutive, les traités actuels ont aussi pour objet de consacrer d'anciens principes coutumiers, que les débats sur le nouvel ordre économique international avaient pu estomper. L'ouvrage approfondit les principales questions posées par les relations internationales d'investissement. D'importants développements sont consacrés à des problèmes peu étudiés jusqu'à présent, parce que d'origine récente, tels que les aspects financiers des investissements internationaux. De par la richesse de sa documentation, ce livre constitue un instrument de travail pour tous ceux, avocats, diplomates ou universitaires, qui sont confrontés aux règles du droit international des investissements.
Yearbook of the International Law Commission 1998
Decisions of the International Law Commission during its fiftieth session (1998) as regards the following topics: State responsibility; unilateral acts of States; nationality in relation to the succession of States; prevention of transboundary damage from hazardous activities; diplomatic protection; reservations to treaties and long-term programme of work of the Commission.
Standards of Investment Protection
This book provides a guide to the application of substantive standards of treatment, routinely included in investment treaties. Leading practitioners and academics analyse the interpretation of core standards in arbitration proceedings, presenting the emerging consensus shaping how they should be applied in practice.
Arbitration and Renegotiation of International Investment Agreements A Study with Particular Reference to Means of Conflict Avoidance Under Natural Resources Investment Agreements
This book is a second, revised edition of the original 1986 publication. Since then, the issue of contract change has increasingly challenged the business community and legal practitioners. The world-wide recession may well have accelerated the need to secure contractual relationships by reasonable flexibility. Successful foreign investment, a relentless challenge, is subject to many unpredictable errors. Of all these variables, however, successful investment is most dependent on the investor-host country relationship, which is the object of the present study. In particular, the pressure by host countries for contract change and its counterpart: the investor's defence of contract stability. The book is essentially a reference handbook for legal practitioners. It analyzes a variety of increasingly important questions concerning international investment agreements that come under pressure for change by one of the contracting parties: either a transnational corporation or a host country government. The seven case studies and the analytical chapters which follow are based on the author's research and the assistance of corporate and government officials, experts from the United Nations and other organizations, and members of academic research institutes.
Commentaries on Selected Model Investment Treaties
The existing literature on the substantive and procedural aspects of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) relies heavily on investment treaty arbitration decisions as a source of law. What is missing is a comprehensive, analytical review of state practice. This volume fills this gap, providing detailed analyses of the investment treaty policy and practice of nineteen leading capital-exporting states and emerging market economies. The authors are leading experts in government, academia, and private legal practice, and their chapters are largely based on primary source materials. Each chapter provides a description of the regulatory or policy framework governing foreign investment (both inflows and outflows) with a historical presentation of the state's Model BIT; an examination of internal government processes and practices relating to treaty negotiation, conclusion, ratification and record-keeping; and a detailed article-by-article analytical commentary of the state's Model BIT, elucidating the policy behind each provision and highlighting the ways in which the actual investment treaty practice of that state deviates from this standard text. This commentary is supplemented by the case law relevant to that state's investment treaties. This commentary will be of immense assistance to counsel and arbitrators engaged in arguing and determining the proper interpretation of BITs and investment chapters in Free Trade Agreements, and to government officials and scholars engaged in BIT policy formulation and implementation. It will serve as a standard resource for legal practitioners, scholars, policy-makers and other stakeholders in the field of international investment policy, law, and arbitration.
L volution des sources du droit des investissements
The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the "Collected Courses of the" "Hague Academy of International Law." This volume contains: - L'evolution des sources du droit des investissements, par P. JUILLARD, professeur a l'Universite de Paris I; - From Bilateralism to Community Interest in International Law by B. SIMMAR, Professor at the Institute for Public International Law, Munich. To access the abstract texts for this volume please click here
The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law
This work offers a comprehensive account of the current state and likely future developments of international investment law. Its broad range covers conceptual, substantive and procedural issues. Containing specially commissioned essays by leading experts in the field, this book will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners.
Intellectual Property Rights as Foreign Direct Investments
What is the level of convergence between the international investment law framework and the international legal regime regulating intellectual property rights? This discerning book examines the interface between intellectual property and foreign direct