No comments yet

Us International Investment Agreements Vandevelde

Here are chapters 1 and 3 of the U.S. International Investment Agreements published by Oxford University Press in 2009. The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the first 30 years of the current U.S. investment contract program, including bilateral investment agreements (ILOs) and free trade agreements (ATFs) containing investment chapters. It traces the evolution of each provision in the AMERICAN-ILO model, explains the guidelines underlying these provisions, describes changes in the provisions of free trade agreements and signed bits, and synthesizes international arbitration awards that interpret the provisions. The annexes contain the text of each ILO us model, which serves as the basis for successful negotiations. The book covers the period from 1977, when the Carter administration approved the inauguration of a U.S. ILO program until 2007. U.S. International Investment Agreements is part of a trilogy of books on international investment agreements. The first bilateral investment contracts: U.S.

Postwar Friendship, Commerce, and Navigation Treaty, published by Oxford University Press in 2017, traces the history of the post-war American Friendship, Trade and Navigation (FCN) program, including the process of revamping a series of contracts initiated in 1776 for the development of trade and maritime relations in the late 1940s as an investment contract program. It also describes the origins and importance of the investment provisions contained in these contracts, which are the precursors to the provisions contained in the Bilateral Investment Agreements (ILOs) and free trade agreements (FTAs) that provide for investment provisions. Chapters 1 (“Introduction”) and five (“FCN contracts become investment contracts”) in this book were published separately. Bilateral Investment Treaties: Historic, policy, and interpretation, published by Oxford University Press in 2010, contains a general theory of international investment law, arguing that investment contracts are based on six fundamental principles (non-discrimination, security, relevance, appropriate procedure, transparency and access), analyses the key provisions of the ILO, explains the structure and policy of each provision, pursues its origins and development, and synthesizes the interpretation of arbitration awards. It covers the period from 1959, when Germany concluded its first bilateral investment agreement with Pakistan until 2009, which is a summary of the first 50 years of ILO programmes around the world. Chapters Seven (“non-discrimination”) and nine (“access”) of this book were published separately. U.S. International Investment Agreements is the final interpretive guide for U.S. Bilateral Investment Agreements (ILOs) and Free Trade Agreements (FTA) containing investment chapters.