Policy Analysis

India's Many Investment Treaties Make it Vulnerable

By Latha Jishnu on January 24, 2012

Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder has written extensively on the dangers of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) signed at the regional level.

She was previously managing attorney of the Center for International Environmental Law's Geneva office, where she concentrated on issues relating to trade, environment and sustainable development. Bernasconi-Osterwalder's books include "Reconciling Environment and Trade" (with John H. Jackson and Edith Brown Weiss) and "Environment and Trade: A Guide To WTO Jurisprudence." In an interview with Down to Earth Magazine's Latha Jishnu, Bernasconi-Osterwalder explains why India needs to take a fresh look at the many investment treaties it has signed.

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