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ICSID Jurisdictional Issues: Problems, Solutions and Recommendations for a Better Understanding in International Commercial Relations (International Investment Arbitration, Economic Development)

61 Pages Posted: 1 Jul 2008  

Ignacio D'Alessio

Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires

Date Written: July 1, 2008

Abstract

This paper goes through the existing relationship between the concept of economic development and the jurisdiction of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes. It demonstrates how the absence of a contribution by the so called "investment" to the development of the Host Country may result in a valid ground for a "lack of jurisdiction" objection before the Centre.

Keywords: investment, ICSID, arbitration, economic development, development, sustainable development, argentina, defence, defense, jurisdiction, objection, international, international law, commercial law, business law, investment arbitration

JEL Classification: O00, A12, D6, E00, E62, F00, F21, L10, K30, K40, G30, H70

Suggested Citation

D'Alessio, Ignacio, ICSID Jurisdictional Issues: Problems, Solutions and Recommendations for a Better Understanding in International Commercial Relations (International Investment Arbitration, Economic Development) (July 1, 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1153988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1153988

Ignacio D'Alessio (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires ( email )

Marcelo T. de Alvear Marcelo T. de Alvear 2230
Buenos Aires, C1122AAJ
Argentina

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