Negotiating Investment Treaties: Mechanisms for Anticipating and Controlling Textual Drift

21 Pages Posted: 6 Jun 2016 Last revised: 23 Jun 2016

W. Michael Reisman

Yale University - Law School

Date Written: April 19, 2016

Abstract

Domestic lawmakers have at their disposal a repertory of techniques for reversing textual drifts that occur as a result of applications. It is more challenging for treaty parties. The paper reviews three methods for reversing textual drift and also examines the recent CETA dispute resolution procedure in these terms.

Keywords: bilateral investment treaties, lawmaking, law application, textual drift

Suggested Citation

Reisman, W. Michael, Negotiating Investment Treaties: Mechanisms for Anticipating and Controlling Textual Drift (April 19, 2016). Yale Law & Economics Research Paper No. 546. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2789796 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2789796

W. Michael Reisman (Contact Author)

Yale University - Law School ( email )

P.O. Box 208215
New Haven, CT 06520-8215
United States

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