"Are conflicts between the old capitalists and new money manifest in todays economy? Are investment treaties, which have traditionally been used to protect capital exporting states, now beginning to cause unwelcome side effects for them? International investment law has long been held as an economic and political instrument in the regime of international investment, with international investment treaties having been concluded to protect foreign investment and investors for a substantial period of time. However, the emerging new economic powers from the Third World are causing this to change. Taking the unique perspective of environmental protection in host states against states obligations to protect and promote foreign investments under the existing international investment treaty practice and dispute settlement practices, this book examines this inescapable conflict. This is the first major work in this field to interpret investment treaty provisions by introducing environmental reflection. It offers proposals for rethinking and reshaping the current pro-investor international investment law through taking up broad environmental exceptions"--Back cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-258).
Formatted Contents Note
States' Regulatory Power, the General Environmental Protection Framework, Foreign Investors' Obligations and the Protection for Investors' Legitimate Expectations Defining the Appropriate Comparators in International Investment Law to Protect Against Discrimination : Clarifying Likeness through the Inherent Environmental Features of Investments and the Features of Environmental Measures Environmental Purpose, Legitimacy of Expropriation and Mitigation of Compensation : Under the New Expropriation Provisions in China's IITs and the New Environmental Measures in China Foreign Direct Investment and Environmental Concerns in China : An Overview Design a Broad Scope of Environmental Exception in International Investment Treaties : Domestic Need, Arbitral Implications and New Treaty Development in China.
KNQ3202 .R46 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018.