"Investment and ..." - The Broader Picture of Investment Law
Article from: TDM 1 (2009), in Investor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
To international trade lawyers the "trade and"-debate has been a familiar notion for at least a decade. After the broad scope of the Uruguay-Round negotiations leading to the WTO-Agreements and with the growing jurisprudence of the WTO dispute settlement institutions since 1995, trade law is no longer pure trade law. Instead, it has an impact on environmental, cultural, human rights and other issues, necessarily calling for ways to avoid or at least mitigate friction among confl icting goals. Meanwhile, it has become an established wisdom for WTO-lawyers that the GATT and its ...