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Unpublished Paper
International Law of Foreign Investment at a crossroads: the need to reform
ExpressO (2008)
  • Omar E Garcia-Bolivar
Abstract
This essay presents the positive and negative aspects of the international law of foreign investment. It also presents some ideas to consider for reform. The essay is divided into nine sections: Section two deals with the impact of IIAs in the economies of countries; section three deals with the purpose of international law of foreign investment from the perspective of countries and how that purpose has been considered by the arbitral tribunals; section four addresses the policy restriction concerns of some countries; section five deals with the criticism of inconsistency found in investment arbitral awards; section six deals with the impression that the system is biased on behalf of the investors and looks at the number of known arbitral awards to demystify it; section seven addresses the issue of investors’ responsibility. Finally, some ideas are presented for future reforms of the system of international law of foreign investment.
Keywords
  • International Investment Law,
  • International Investment Arbitration
Disciplines
Publication Date
Summer September 12, 2008
Citation Information
Omar E Garcia-Bolivar. "International Law of Foreign Investment at a crossroads: the need to reform" ExpressO (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/omar_garcia_bolivar/3/