Tricks of Trade: Is ICSID Really Good for the Canadian Taxpayer?

3 Pages Posted: 6 Nov 2013

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Anthony R. Daimsis

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Tolga Raymond Yalkin

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 3, 2013

Abstract

Is ICSID really good for Canada? Many thing it is. However, it's ratification will have a significant impact on the ability of government to enact legitimate public policies. ICSID removes the public policy protection and eliminates the role for Canadian courts in enforcement of arbitral decisions. This could have a significant impact on the ability of federal, provincial, and municipal governments to enact responsible health, environment, and social policies.

Keywords: International law, international investment law, ICSID, investment arbitration, international arbitration

JEL Classification: K33, F21, J52, Q20, Q30

Suggested Citation

Daimsis, Anthony R. and Yalkin, Tolga Raymond, Tricks of Trade: Is ICSID Really Good for the Canadian Taxpayer? (November 3, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2349364 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2349364

Anthony R. Daimsis

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5
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Tolga Raymond Yalkin (Contact Author)

University of Ottawa - Faculty of Law ( email )

2292 Edwin Crescent
Ottawa, Ontario K2C 1H7
Canada

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