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The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing Theory into Practice

Zachary Douglas, Joost Pauwelyn, and Jorge E. Viñuales


International investment law is one of the fastest growing areas of international law. It has led to the signing of thousands of agreements, mostly in the form of investment contracts and bilateral investment treaties. Also, in the last two decades, there has been an exponential growth in the number of disputes being resolved by investment arbitration tribunals. Yet the legal principles at the basis of international investment law and arbitration remain in a state of flux. Perhaps the best illustration of this phenomenon is the wide disagreement among investment tribunals on some of the core c ... More

Keywords: international law, investment contracts, bilateral investment treaties, arbitration tribunals, scope of jurisdiction, applicable law, regime stress

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199685387
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199685387.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Zachary Douglas, editor
Associate Professor of International Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva; barrister, Matrix Chambers

Joost Pauwelyn, editor
Professor of International Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Trade and Economic Integration, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

Jorge E. Viñuales, editor
Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Pictet Chair in International Environmental Law, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

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Zachary Douglas, Joost Pauwelyn, Jorge E. Viñuales

Part I Infrastructure and Characteristics of the International Investment Regime

Part II Building Blocks of International Investment Law and Arbitration

Part III Managing Regime Stress within International Investment Law

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