The Russo-Ukrainian Gas Disputes, the Energy Charter Treaty and the Kremlin Proposal - Is There Light at the End of the Gas Pipe?
Article from: OGEL 3 (2011), in Pipelines
This paper will focus on the international legal framework concerning the Russo-Ukrainian gas disputes, particularly exploring one multilateral instrument, the Energy Charter Treaty (hereafter: ECT) and a new 'Energy Initiative' issued by the Kremlin, officially called 'Conceptual Approach to the New Legal Framework for Energy Cooperation (Goals and Principles)'. Two issues will run like a thread throughout the paper. Primarily, it will try to answer the question as to why the ECT could not provide a solution for the disputes and see if what the Kremlin Proposal suggests could ...