Article from: TDM 3 (2006), in International Investment Law at a Crossroads (Special)
International Investment Law at a Crossroads
Harvard International Law Society
Foreword by Detlev Vagts
The field of protection of foreign investments and the sub-field of international investment arbitration have been growing by leaps and bounds. First came the multiplication of the number of bilateral investment treaties (BITs) entered into by capital exploring countries and capital importers. Then came the steep upward curve of the number of quarrels between investors and host countries that resulted in arbitration proceedings. All of this has been followed by an outpouring of writing in books and journals about this complex of affairs. This symposium represents ...