Foreign investment and the environment in international law /

"Conflicts between foreign investment law and environmental law are becoming increasingly frequent. On the one hand, the rise of environmental regulation poses significant challenges to foreign investors in several industries. On the other, the surge in investment arbitration proceedings is mak...

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Main Author: Viñuales, Jorge E
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2012
Series:Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 94
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  • Machine generated contents note: Introductory observations; Part I. Setting the Framework: 1. The increasing interactions between foreign investment law and international environmental law; 2. Conceptualising interactions; 3. Synergies; 4. Conflicts I - soft-control mechanisms; 5. Conflicts II - adjudication mechanisms; Part II. Normative Conflicts: 6. Normative priority in international law; 7. Foreign investment and the international regulation of freshwater; 8. Foreign investment and the protection of biological and cultural diversity; 9. Foreign investment and the international regulation of dangerous substances and activities; 10. Foreign investment and the climate change regime; Part III. Legitimacy Conflicts: 11. Normative priority between different legal systems; 12. Environmental measures and expropriation clauses; 13. Environmental measures and non-discrimination standards; 14. Environmental measures, stability and due process; 15. Defence arguments based on environmental considerations; Concluding observations