Working Papers


1-October-2004

English, , 130kb

2004/4 - "Indirect Expropriation" and the "Right to Regulate" in International Investment Law

This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, state practice and literature related to "Indirect Expropriation" and the "Right to Regulate". It presents the issues at stake and describes the basic concepts of the obligation to compensate for indirect expropriation, reviews whether and how legal instruments and other texts articulate the difference between indirect expropriation and the right of the

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1-October-2004

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2004/4 - Косвенная экспроприация и право на регулирование в международном инвестиционном праве

This article on "Indirect Expropriation" and the "Right to Regulate" in International Investment Lawwas translated into Russian by Dr. Marina Trunk-Fedorova, LL.M. and published in Die Rechtslage von Auslandsinvestitionen in Transformationslaendern – Legal issues of foreign investment in transition countries. Liber Amicorum to Professor Wolfgang Seiffert, former Director of the Institute of East European Law at the University of

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30-September-2004

English, , 249kb

2004/3 - Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard in International Investment Law

This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, literature and state practice related to the fair and equitable treatment standard. It examines the origins of the standard and its use in international agreements and state practice, its relationship with the minimum standard of international customary law and the elements of its normative content as identified by arbitral tribunals.

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30-September-2004

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2004/3 - 国际投资法上的公正与公平待遇标准

This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, literature and state practice related to the fair and equitable treatment standard. It examines the origins of the standard and its use in international agreements and state practice, its relationship with the minimum standard of international customary law and the elements of its normative content as identified by arbitral tribunals.

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29-September-2004

English, , 139kb

2004/2 - Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment in International Investment Law

This document aims to enhance understanding of investment protection provisions in international investment agreements. It provides a factual survey of jurisprudence and related literature on MFN treaty clauses in investment agreements.

19-May-2004

English, , 123kb

2004/1 - Relationships between International Investment Agreements

International, bilateral and regional agreements have proliferated in the last ten to twenty years and new ones are still being negotiated. This study seeks to increase the level of understanding of the relationships between international investment disciplines...

30-September-2003

English, , 107kb

2003/2 - Business Approaches to Combating Corrupt Practices

The international business community's anti-corruption efforts are essential parts of broader systems for fighting corrupt business practices. This paper looks at anti-corruption material published on the websites of companies in UNCTAD’s list of top 100 non-financial multinational...

14-March-2003

English, , 112kb

2003/1 - Incentives-based Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Brazil

The general benefits of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and the potential of FDI as a tool for regional economic development in particular, are commonly recognised by policy makers and analysts. This study concluded that FDI generally supports growth in developing, emerging and transition economies, irrespective of their initial state of development.

1-October-2002

English, , 60kb

2002/2 - Managing Working Conditions in the Supply Chain: A Fact-Finding Study of Corporate Practices

This working paper focuses on one aspect of supply chain management -- corporate policies and management practices with respect to working conditions in their supply chains. It provides new data about company practices of ...

4-June-2002

English, , 186kb

2002/1 - Multinational Enterprises in Situations of Violent Conflict and Widespread Human Rights Abuses

This report considers the challenges of conducting business responsibly in countries characterised by civil strife and extensive human rights violations. It focuses particularly on extractive industry companies and documents the search for solutions.

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