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Would a Multilateral Investment Court be Biased? Shifting to a treaty party framework of analysis

Roberts, Anthea

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I have recently been pondering a common complaint voiced against the EU and Canada’s proposal for a multilateral investment court, which is that it would be biased against investors because all of the judges would be selected by states (see, for example, the ABA’s Report here and Judge Schwebel’s speech here). In my view, this criticism is misguided because it confuses the role of states as disputing parties and as treaty parties. States have dual roles in the investment treaty system: they are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-04-28
Type: Blog post
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/219643
Source: EJIL:Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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