Book Review, Sustainable Development in World Investment Law
(2012) 3 IUCN International Academy of Environmental Law eJournal 268-272
J. Anthony VanDuzer, Sustainable Development in World Investment Law, Marie-Claire Cordonier-Segger, Markus W. Gehring & Andrew Newcombe, eds. (Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Kluwer Law International, 2011)
5 Pages Posted: 28 Jul 2013
Date Written: 2012
This book review describes the timely contribution made by Sustainable Development in World Investment Law to our understanding of the complex relationship between international investment law and sustainable development. It provides both a useful stocktaking of current investment treaty practice and investment treaty arbitration decisions from a sustainable development point of view and a range of suggestions regarding how the existing regime may be adapted to contribute more effectively to sustainable development. The review suggests that the papers in the book could have gone farther in addressing strategies to overcome the considerable barriers that impede reform, including the fragmented nature of international investment law.
Keywords: sustainable development, world investment law, international investment law, current investment treaty practice, treaty practice, investment treaty arbitration, barriers, reform, impede reform
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