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Investment Treaty Arbitration and Public Law

H.H.A. Van Harten

Oxford Monographs in International Law

  • Controversially asks whether private arbitrators rather than tenured judges should adjudicate on matters of public law
  • Exposes the role of the International Chamber of Commerce in appointing arbitrators to decide whether governments should pay public compensation to private firms
  • Gives a highly topical study at a time when disputes between resource rich states and foreign investors are bound to rise, with high energy prices
  • Outlines a detailed proposal and justification for an international investment court