International Investment Protection and Constitutional Law

Schill, S. W. and Tams, C. J. (Eds.) (2022) International Investment Protection and Constitutional Law. Series: Frankfurt investment and economic law series. Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 9781839100413

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This book develops a conceptual framework that captures not only the tensions between constitutional values that are common to liberal democracies – human rights, democracy, and the rule of law – and the investment treaty regime, but also the potential for co-existence and complementarity. Contributions from leading experts in the field address how different systems of constitutional law interact with the investment treaty regime. Chapters provide a detailed overview of the various forms of interaction, and critically engage with the competing claims for supremacy that constitutional law and international investment law formulate. The book also addresses the reactions within the investment treaty regime to the demands formulated by constitutional law, in particular the use of constitutional analogies to understand international investment law and investor-state dispute settlement. Investigating the leading questions and issues surrounding this growing topic, this book will be an ideal read for students and scholars interested in financial, economic, and international law. Practitioners of constitutional law will also benefit from this innovative book.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tams, Professor Christian
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Publisher:Edward Elgar Publishing
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