Normative conflicts in international investment law: the case of environmental law

Asteriti, Alessandra (2016) Normative conflicts in international investment law: the case of environmental law. LL.M(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This dissertation investigates the relationship between investment and environmental obligations from the perspective of international investment law. In order to do so, the dissertation will consider how these obligations might enter into conflicts and what tools are available to investment tribunals to solve these normative conflicts. The dissertation analyses in order interpretative techniques, conflict resolution tools available in general international law, as expressed in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, and finally express clauses in international investment agreements. The dissertation includes the review of some relevant case law arising from investment agreements in investment treaty tribunals, to discover how in practice these conflict resolution tools are applied and to assess their effectiveness. This dissertation places itself squarely within the debate between the unity and the fragmentation of international law; therefore it tackles the issue of normative conflicts resolution in a dispute settlement environment with the view of gauging their value in maintaining the unity of international law and defuse the risk of fragmentation. The dissertation can only conclude that much work remains to be done, including by providing a more comprehensive taxonomy of possible interventions, both on the legal and political sphere.

Item Type: Thesis (LL.M(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: investment law, law of treaties.
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Supervisor's Name: Tams, Professor Christian
Date of Award: 2016
Depositing User: Dr Alessandra Asteriti
Unique ID: glathesis:2016-7604
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 08:54
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2016 09:24
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/7604

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