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Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law
Procedural Aspects and Implications


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  • Date Published: January 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107670020

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  • Investment treaty arbitration is fast becoming one of the most common methods of dispute settlement in international law. Despite having ancient roots, tensions remain between the private interests in international investment relations and the public international law features of the arbitral procedure. This book, which presents an account of investment treaty arbitration as a part of public international law - as opposed to commercial law - provides an important contribution to the literature on this subject. Eric De Brabandere examines the procedural implications of conceiving of investment treaty arbitration in such a way, with regard to issues such as the principles of confidentiality and privacy, and remedies. The author demonstrates how the public international law character of investment treaty arbitration derives from, and has impacted upon, the dispute settlement procedure.

    • Proposes a new perspective on the procedural aspects and implications of investment treaty arbitration
    • Provides a comprehensive overview of how public international law principles influence procedure in investment treaty arbitration
    • A theoretical and practical overview of the public international law foundation of investment treaty arbitration
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    Reviews & endorsements

    '… this is a useful book which sheds light on a number of disputed issues in international investment law.' Christoph Schreuer, Netherlands International Law Review

    '… the book is interesting, easy to read and thought-provoking, leaving one with an … appetite for more.' Marcin Menkes, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation

    'Whether or not one agrees with the author's position, Investment Treaty Arbitration as Public International Law is an insightful monograph full of thought-provoking arguments on the topical issue that is investment treaty arbitration, as a public - or private - method of dispute settlement in international law. It is certainly a must-read for everyone interested in the present and future of investment arbitration.' Catherine Titi, Journal of World Investment and Trade

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    Product details

    • Date Published: January 2016
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107670020
    • length: 264 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Public International Law Character of Investment Treaty Arbitration:
    1. The public international law foundation of investment treaty arbitration
    2. The legal character of the direct access of foreign investors to investment treaty arbitration
    Part II. Procedural Aspects and Implications of the Public International Law Character of Investment Treaty Arbitration:
    3. The role, function and qualifications of arbitrators in investment treaty arbitration
    4. The applicable law and non-investment considerations in investment treaty arbitration
    5. Transparency and public access in investment treaty arbitration
    6. Public international law remedies in investment treaty arbitration

  • Author

    Eric De Brabandere, Universiteit Leiden
    Eric De Brabandere is Associate Professor of International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University, and a Member of the Brussels Bar.

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