Lunch seminar with Anna Aseeva

The presentation will review and critically assess the most recent formulations with public interest relevance in international investment arrangements (from some ‘last-generation’ treaty models through investment treaties to regional integration agreements), as well as relevant existing and prospective jurisprudence.

It will look at the abandonment of certain absolute standards of treatment, such as ‘fair and equitable treatment’, for example, as well as the incorporation of some principles, such as sustainable development, environmental protection, or social justice. One of main objectives is to see whether these changes related to public interest justice constitute an effective dispute prevention mechanism, or on the contrary, will open door to even more investment-state disputes.

Overall, the study will meditate on the question whether radical changes in the (re-)formulation of some key standards and definitions in the new investment arrangements represent clear political claims of the states-authors of these new models that address not only prospective private investors, but also, and, indeed, especially, investment tribunals; or, on the contrary they eventually reproduce the system

Registration: For participation in the event please use this registration form no later than 15 February, 11:00.

You are welcome to bring your own lunch bag.