Energy Dispute Settlement and the One Belt One Road Initiative ("OBOR")
Article from: TDM 3 (2017), in China
(Minor Revision 18/12/2017) Energy is a central concern of the One Belt One Road Initiative ("OBOR"). Investors and states along the OBOR routes demand an effective legal framework containing efficient dispute settlement mechanisms to secure and stabilize regional energy investment and trade. However, the OBOR is a project-based initiative with relaxed cooperation framework. It is uncertain whether the available dispute settlement mechanisms established by international treaties are suitable for settling energy disputes along the OBOR routes. Alternatively, OBOR countries ...