Comparative Law Reflections on the Use of Soft Law in the Belt and Road Initiative
Sant'Anna Legal Studies (STALS) Research Paper, 2020
13 Pages Posted: 27 Apr 2020
Date Written: April 1, 2020
The aim of this paper is to look at the role played by soft law measures in the design and implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative. Starting from a systematization of the literature on soft law, I shall try to classify this jungle of measures and explain the reasons for their massive use within the BRI. I shall pay special attention to the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between China and Italy that represents, in my view, an emblematic example of this trend.
Keywords: Soft Law, Belt and Road Initiative, Italy, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)
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