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Once BITten, twice shy? The uncertain future of 'shared sovereignty' in investment treaty arbitration

Tienhaara, Kyla


Over the past half-century, but particularly in the last two decades, states have signed a considerable number of bilateral investment treaties (BITs), as well as a smaller number of bilateral and regional free trade agreements containing provisions on investment protection. These agreements are primarily enforced through an arbitration process known as investor-state dispute settlement. As a result, in nearly every country in the world some sovereign authority has been transferred from the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Policy & Society: journal of public, foreign and global policy
DOI: 10.1016/j.polsoc.2011.07.003
Access Rights: Open Access


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