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A New Role for the WTO in International Investment Law: Public Interest in the Post Neoliberal Period

Collins, D. A. (2010). A New Role for the WTO in International Investment Law: Public Interest in the Post Neoliberal Period. Connecticut Journal of International Law, 25(1), pp. 1-35.

Abstract

This paper discusses how the WTO may operate as a suitable forum for a multilateral agreement on investment in order to ensure that public interest issues are not neglected. Recognizes that foreign direct investment often threatens the environment, labour and cultural of host states, especially those the developing world which often offers lower regulatory standards in order to attract foreign investment. Jurisprudence relating to GATT and GATS general exceptions as well as international standards seen in the SPS and TBT may provide guidance for the regulation of international investment through a global treaty.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: WTO, Foreign Direct Investment, Public Interest, Developing States
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
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URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/654
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