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Improving the System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement


  • Katia Yannaca-Small


Investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms embodied in most investment treaties provide rights to foreign investors to seek redress for damages arising out of alleged breaches by host governments of investment-related obligations. The system of investment dispute settlement has borrowed its main elements from the system of commercial arbitration despite the fact that investor-state disputes often raise public interest issues which are usually absent from international commercial...

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  • Katia Yannaca-Small, 2006. "Improving the System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement," OECD Working Papers on International Investment 2006/1, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:dafaaa:2006/1-en
    DOI: 10.1787/631230863687

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