Article from: TDM 1 (2008), in UNCTAD Expert Meeting on Development Implications of International Investment Rule Making
The first session of this expert meeting deals with the issue of policy coherence in international investment rulemaking and the author gives a brief overview of this issue. In his paper "Recent Trends and Characteristics of International Investment Rulemaking"* James Zhan describes the recent trends and characteristics of the IIA system. These trends and characteristics create new opportunities for countries in terms of treaty making and in choosing the agreement that best suits their development purposes. At the same time, these trends and characteristics also pose ...