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II Interpretation and Application of Investment Treaties

From: Principles of International Investment Law (2nd Edition)

Rudolf Dolzer, Christoph Schreuer

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2022

Subject(s):
Law of treaties — Treaties, interpretation — Travaux préparatoires — Treaties, application — International economic law — International investment law — Sources, foundations and principles of international law — Intertemporal law
As explained above (see Chapter I.2), investment law is shaped by a variety of treaties. In addition to bilateral treaties, mostly bilateral investment treaties (BITs), there are regional treaties such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the Dominican Republic–Central America–United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention), a multilateral treaty, is also frequently interpreted and applied. The...
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