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Integrating Sustainable Development into International Investment Agreements: A Guide for Developing Country Negotiators

ISBN13: 9781849290869
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £85.00

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As International Investment Agreements (IIAs) continue to evolve and become increasingly complex, a key challenge for developing countries is how to maintain coherent investment obligations that are consistent across any overlapping treaty provisions.

It identifies and consolidates emerging best practices from existing treaty models, evaluating the costs and benefits of different approaches; suggesting new and innovative provisions to encourage foreign investment flows; and outlining how states can achieve coherence among their IIAs. A useful reference tool for developing country negotiators and interested parties, including investment promotion agencies, policy-makers, legislative drafters and officials in government legal departments.

International Investment Law
Section I
1. Introduction
2. Using the Guide
3. The Context for IIA Negotiations

Section II
4. Survey of IIA Provisions and Commentary
5. Substantive obligations of host states regarding investor protection
6. New provisions addressing sustainable development
7. Dispute settlement
8. Investment promotion and technical assistance
9. Final provisions: commission and entry into force and termination