'Object and Purpose' of Indian International Investment Agreements: Failing to Balance Investment Protection and Regulatory Power
Foreign Investment and Dispute Resolution Law and Practice in Asia (eds) V Bath and L Nottage (Routledge: London: 2011), 192
18 Pages Posted: 5 May 2014
Date Written: February 1, 2011
This paper aims to deduce the object and purpose of the Indian International Investment Agreements (IIAs) by studying the title, preambles and the text of 69 Indian IIAs. It provides a brief description of the Indian IIA programme and the policy objectives behind entering into IIAs is important to provide the broader context. This is followed by discussing the title and the preamble in 69 IIAs. The paper then discusses key treaty provisions in Indian IIAs, and finally offers a Conclusion.
Keywords: BITs, India, International Investment Agreements, Regulatory Power, VCLT
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