The brief describes the widening debate on the implications of international investment agreements for sustainable development and outlines the broad features of alternative policy approaches to foreign direct investment
From an international policy point of view, South Africa’s denunciation of BITs is reasonable. It may even be seen as a refreshing retreat from a legal quagmire. But the domestic reality requires wider consideration.
The Board of Investment is working on Pakistan’s own template of a bilateral investment treaty, which will replace the existing treaties with different countries. And all the future ones will be negotiated on the new template.
Latin American states are the only ones in the world that have decided to withdraw from the ICSID Convention. It is also the only region in the world considering the necessity to find an alternative to ICSID mechanism.
Pensés au départ pour pallier le manque de stabilité des investissements dans des pays réputés instables, les mécanismes d’arbitrage international se sont peu à peu érigés en véritables vecteurs d’influence pour les entreprises.
The preferential protection of bilateral investments between Tanzania and the Netherlands is likely to cease next month but the protection for investments made before the date of termination continues to apply for a period of 15 years (until 1 April 2034).
It has taken a second FOI case and another two years to reveal that Australian taxpayers were only awarded half of the costs of defending Australia’s tobacco plain packaging laws against tobacco giant Philip Morris in March 2017.
La Cancillería y su Dirección General de Relaciones Económicas Internacionales (DIRECON), se están defendiendo del mar de críticas contra el Tratado Integral y Progresista de Asociación Transpacífico (CPTPP), conocido como TPP-11, a punta de argumentos engañosos y derechamente falsos.