G20 International Investment Agreements and Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking

Polanco Lazo, Rodrigo (1 November 2017). G20 International Investment Agreements and Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking (The E15 initiative). Geneva: International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum

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This paper maps the international investment agreements (IIAs) concluded by Group of Twenty (G20) countries, examining whether there is a common thread between those countries with respect to investment protection and especially the G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking.

For that purpose, the author examines the most important provisions on investment protection in all available IIAs across all G20 countries. These include the scope and definition of investment and investors; the existence of establishment or pre-establishment commitments; standards of treatment and their limitations; and the main standards of protection, like expropriation, transfers, and umbrella clauses.

Finally, the author examines the presence of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions and their limitations and maps the presence of the Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking in existing IIAs concluded by G20 countries.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

02 Faculty of Law > Department of Economic Law > World Trade Institute
10 Strategic Research Centers > World Trade Institute

UniBE Contributor:

Polanco, Rodrigo Javier

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 340 Law
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

2313-3805

Series:

The E15 initiative

Publisher:

International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and World Economic Forum

Language:

English

Submitter:

Pablo Rahul Das

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2020 08:59

Last Modified:

12 Mar 2020 08:59

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BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.140852

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/140852

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