Reforming the NAFTA Investment Regime
30 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2010
Date Written: November 1, 2009
The discussion in this paper elaborates a tiered set of reforms designed to (1) protect foreign investment, while (2) affording appropriate policy space for governments to develop and regulate their economies in a sustainable manner and (3) ensuring equitable governance of investment disputes such that foreign investors are not privileged, procedurally or substantively, over domestic investors and citizens. The paper includes a detailed appendix with proposed reforms to the NAFTA Chapter 11 text.
Keywords: NAFTA, Chapter 11, Investment, Arbitration, Law Reform
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By Jeffery Atik