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TWAIL and the Dabhol Arbitration
Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy
  • Gus Van Harten, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Research Paper Number
19/2011
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2011
Keywords
  • arbitration,
  • Bechtel,
  • Dabhol,
  • Enron,
  • investment,
  • TWAIL
Abstract
The article draws on the theoretical perspective of Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL) to review a case study in international investment arbitration. The case study is an International Chamber of Commerce arbitration arising from controversies over Bechtel, Enron, and the Dabhol project in India. Following a detailed discussion of this case study, it is suggested that the TWAIL perspective provides a useful reference for organizing critique but is less relevant to the identification of specific options for reform in international arbitration or strategies to encourage, manage, or regulate investment for social ends.
Citation Information
Gus Van Harten. "TWAIL and the Dabhol Arbitration" (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/gus_vanharten/47/