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What is Wrong with the International Investment Law Regime?

Dr Emilia Onyema (Reader in International Commercial Law, SOAS University of London)

18th January 2018

This blog contributes to the debate on where the future of the international investment law regime lies.

In my view, there is nothing wrong with the current investment arbitration regime; the problem instead lies in the imbalance in the provisions of International Investment Law (IIL) instruments. It is the contents of these IILs that need to be reviewed to create a balanced regime of undertakings, protections, rights, and obligations for both state parties and the investors.

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