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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Energy Charter Treaty Dispute Settlement System

Graham Coop, Zuzana Morháčová

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 April 2021

Subject(s):
Specialized treaty frameworks — Awards — Conduct of proceedings — Due process — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Costs and expenses — Arbitral rules

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The Energy Charter Treaty (1994) (‘ECT’ or ‘Treaty’) is the only binding multilateral instrument dealing with inter-governmental cooperation in the energy sector (International Energy Law). The Treaty covers a broad range of matters, including substantive obligations and commitments with respect to investment protection, transit of energy, energy efficiency, trade, competition, and the environment. 2 The initiative for the ECT arose during a European Council meeting in June 1990 from then-prime minister of the Netherlands, Ruud Lubbers, as a means to enhance...
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