Local Remedies under NAFTA Chapter 11

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William S. Dodge

University of California, Davis - School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

This contribution to a conference on the fifteenth anniversary of NAFTA Chapter 11 examines the investor's choice between domestic courts and international arbitration in light of NAFTA's text, as well as the rules governing the exhaustion of local remedies and res judicata. It argues that there is a tension between requiring the exhaustion of local remedies, as some Chapter 11 awards have done, and giving domestic court decisions res judicata effect, as other Chapter 11 awards have done.

Keywords: NAFTA, investment arbitration, local remedies, res judicata

Suggested Citation

Dodge, William S., Local Remedies under NAFTA Chapter 11 (2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2217059 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2217059

William S. Dodge (Contact Author)

University of California, Davis - School of Law ( email )

Martin Luther King, Jr. Hall
Davis, CA CA 95616-5201
United States

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