T-TIP NEGOTIATIONS ROUND TWO: AN OPPORTUNITY TO REDIRECT THE TRAJECTORY OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW.

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Date: Mar. 2021
From: University of Pennsylvania Law Review(Vol. 169, Issue 4)
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania, Law School
Document Type: Article
Length: 35,130 words
Lexile Measure: 2050L

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Over 2,500 international investment agreements govern trillions of dollars in foreign direct investment that crisscrosses the globe. Nonetheless, the international investment law regime formed by those agreements faces a legitimacy crisis. Critics argue that international investment treaties' dispute-resolution mechanisms favor foreign investors and that their substantive obligations undermine countries' sovereignty. As the world's largest exporters and recipients of foreign direct investment, the European Union and United States hold the keys to reform. Until now, however, they have differed on solutions. A well-designed investment chapter in a free trade agreement between the European Union and United States could simultaneously resolve those differences and redirect the trajectory of international investment law.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A667763457