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India and Bilateral Investment Treaties: Refusal, Acceptance, Backlash

Prabhash Ranjan


Many countries have started contesting international investment treaties that allow foreign corporations to sue sovereign states for alleged treaty breaches at international arbitration forums. This contestation has taken the form of either countries terminating their investment treaties or walking out of the investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) system. India has also jumped on the contestation bandwagon. As a consequence of being sued by more than 20 foreign investors, India terminated close to 60 investment treaties and adopted a new Model bilateral investment treaty (BIT) purportedly to ... More

Keywords: India, bilateral investment treaties, investor–state dispute settlement, economic liberalism, foreign investment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780199493746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199493746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Prabhash Ranjan, author
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, South Asian University, New Dehli, India