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This working paper presents a survey establishing a statistical portrait of governments’ investment treaty writing practices in relation to environmental concerns.
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This working paper, the 2010 update of the FDI Restrictiveness Index (FDI Index), expands the sectors covered and revises the way in which FDI measures are scored and weighted.
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This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.
This working paper provides an overview of recent developments in investment treaty practice with regard to the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs).
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This working paper provides a revised measure of regulatory restrictions on inward foreign direct investment (FDI) for OECD countries and extends the approach to 13 non-member countries.
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Given the very frequent occurrence of the umbrella clause in modern investment treaties, and the different language used in these treaties, this paper aims to improve an understanding of the interpretations of this clause.
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This working paper summarises information available in the public domain about investor-state dispute settlement in the infrastructure sectors.
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This working paper deals with issues related to the quality of arbitral awards; examines issues related to multiple and parallel proceedings and explores the merits of consolidation of claims; and deals with challenges of jurisdictional nature.
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This working paper provides background information on what multilateral instruments have influenced or supported the Multinational Enterprises Guidelines and more.
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This working paper presents a fact finding study of the corporate responsibility policies and practices of emerging market companies.