Sustainable Development in Swiss International Investment Agreements

Polanco, Rodrigo Javier (2021). Sustainable Development in Swiss International Investment Agreements. Swiss Review of International and European Law, 31(2), pp. 211-230. Schulthess

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This article outlines the sustainable development provisions (SDPs) found in international investment agreements (IIAs) in general, as well as explicitly concerning environment and labour provisions. In turn, we examine in detail Swiss IIAs and their sustainable development provisions, both as a single country, as well as part of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), and compare them with the inclusion of these provisions in IIAs at a worldwide level. Considering that Switzerland is one of the leading countries in the negotiation and conclusion of IIAs, and simultaneously, it has made a strong public commitment to promote sustainable development, in the conclusion, we propose some recommendations for future negotiations or renegotiations of Swiss IIAs in order to include more sustainable developments provisions.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

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 > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation

ISSN:

1019-0406

Publisher:

Schulthess

Language:

English

Submitter:

Rodrigo Javier Polanco Lazo

Date Deposited:

20 Apr 2022 13:50

Last Modified:

01 Jul 2022 00:25

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/168201

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/168201

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