The Relationship Between International Investment Agreements and the WTO Legal System - Conflicts and Sustainable Development
Article from: TDM 3 (2011), in Intersections: Dissemblance or Convergence between International Trade and Investment Law
The international law on foreign investment is constituted by more than two thousand international investment agreements and some World Trade Organization (WTO) agreements related to investment. Their interaction is mostly conflictive and entails several shortcomings for the international law on sustainable development. This paper discusses the conflictual relationship between international investment agreements (IIA) and the WTO rules related to investment to argue that any potential role of sustainable development in the solution to the conflict between IIA and WTO is merely fact ...