Transparency in international trade and investment dispute settlement drew attention of international economic law scholars in the late 1990s, but most literature discusses the transparency in trade DS and investment DS separately. The book deals with the issue in a comprehensive and coherent manner, combining the analyses of the issue in both DS procedures and comparing the pros and cons to enhanced transparency in them. The main argument of the book is, first, that transparency in these procedures should be enhanced so that they may be accountable to a wider range of stakeholders, but, secondly, that the extent and the manner of transparency might differ in these two procedures, reflecting their structural and functional differences.
The book will appeal to both scholars and students interested in international economic law and international relations, as well as lawyers and government officials who deal with international trade and investment regulation.
The essays collected in this volume are published in conjunction with the International Law Group. Providing valuable statements of the fundamentals of international law from leading authorities, they re-examine the Declaration of Principles of International Law Governing Friendly Relations Between States. The Declaration is the nearest thing that states have to an international constitution and embodies the fundamental values of the international legal system. The great changes in the international system since 1989 hold out the prospect of the reinvigoration of the Charter, perhaps for a new system of international legal relations, and make the reconsideration of the Declaration particularly timely.
Thoroughly revised and updated, the Sixth Edition addresses major developments in international law and new issues and challenges arising from developments in the U.N., U.S., NATO, and other countries with respect to Iran, Afghanistan, Iraq, and North Korea.
A leading casebook in its field, International Law also features:an effective overview of international law that lays the groundwork for the topics that follow
The Sixth Edition brings timely coverage and analysis of developing law:the U.N., NATO, and EU military intervention to protect civilians in Libyanew developments with respect to Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, and Pakistan international efforts to address global climate change and other international environmental matters updates to U.S. counter-terrorism policies regarding detention, torture, and rendition, including Boumediene v. Bush other recent Supreme Court decisions in Medellin v. Texas (treaties), Samantar v. Yousef (foreign official immunity), and Morrison v. Nat'l Australia Bank (extraterritorial jurisdiction) revised European Union sections reflecting passage of the Lisbon Treaty important decisions by international courts such as Schalk and Kopf v. Austria, the major European Court of Human Rights decision on same-sex marriage