The New Face of Investment Arbitration: NAFTA Chapter 11
Article from: TDM 4 (2004), in Investor-State Disputes - International Investment Law
Like many other industrialized nations, the United States has traditionally favoured arbitration for resolution of investment disputes with foreign host states, particularly with respect to expropriation claims. The past decade, however, has seen a noticeable sea change in outlook. Congress has enacted trade legislation giving evidence of an intention to restrict arbitration in investment treaties. And open criticism of investment arbitration has been voiced by significant elements of the media, as well as advocacy groups that focuses on environmental and regulatory ...