The ICSID Convention: A Commentary
Article from: OGEL 1 (2003), in Book Reviews and Related Material
Cambridge University Press 2001. Hardback. 1514 pages, text of the ICSID convention; table of ICSID cases; bibliography and very extensive index, ISBN 0521803470. GBP 150.00 Investment arbitration between a private investor and a host state was until recently a much noted rarity. It was seen primarily as an instrument to discipline badly-governed, underdeveloped countries and as such was part of the NIEO-debate, with Third World sovereignists adamantly opposed and Western advocates of business and property equally strongly in favour. This debate, though still ...