Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime

Andreas Kulick (Ed.), published by Cambridge University Press, June 2018

States are pursuing many avenues to curb the international investment regime, perceived as having run out of control. This book examines the many issues of procedure, substantive law and policy arising from this trend­—from procedural aspects such as frivolous claims mechanisms, to the establishment of an appeals mechanism or state–state arbitration, to substantive issues such as joint interpretations, treaty termination or detailed definitions of standards of protection. It identifies and discusses the main means by which states do or may reassert their control over the interpretation and application of investment treaties. Each chapter tackles one of these avenues and evaluates its potential to serve as an instrument in states’ reassertion of control. Available at