International Institute for Sustainable Development

Institut international du développement durable

European Parliament hearing on Foreign Direct Investment

Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder
Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder looks at some of the trends in the area of investment protection and dispute settlement, and at the investment treaty arbitrations Europe is facing. She identifies some of the main challenges that have become apparent in the area of investment protection and examines issues that have arisen in relation to the substantive rules contained in investment treaties and investor-state dispute settlement mechanism. Drawing on the experience of countries like the U.S. and Canada, she outlines ways in which some of the main problems could be addressed in the European context.


  • Publication type: Paper
  • Publication date: November 18, 2010
  • Page count: 15
  • Publisher: IISD
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