Investment Treaty News Quarterly, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2015
In this issue:
State Regulatory Autonomy and Tobacco Control in International Trade and Investment Law; Political Change vs. Legal Stability: Problems Arising from the Application of Investment Treaties in Transitions from Authoritarian Rule; Everyone’s Doing It: The Acceptance, Effectiveness and Legality of Performance Requirements; The International Investment Regime at a Crossroad: Should We Be Rethinking Foreign Investment Governance?; News in Brief; Awards and Decisions; Resources and Events
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