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The Intervention of Constitutional Courts in International Investment Law: The Case of Colombia, Vol. 54
Binding international investment arbitration allows a private foreign investor, as a third-party beneficiary of an international treaty, to have direct standing to sue a host State before an institutionalized or ad hoc international investment tribunal (Investor-State Dispute Settlement or ISDS) and claim damages from a breach of certain substantive protection standards, which are contained in…
Vertical Law and Development, Vol. 54
Ngọc Sơn Bùi
Drawing on the scholarship on the transnational legal process and the diffusion of international law, this Article conceptualizes and illustrates vertical law and development. Vertical law and development refers to a transnational legal process whereby a state or institution integrates norms of public international law into international economic law which may then be adopted in…
Reconciling Extraterritorial Surveillance with International Privacy Rights: A Modest Framework, Vol. 54
Edward Snowden’s disclosures of the United States’ surveillance programs produced an international outcry from citizens, human rights groups, and foreign governments. Beyond creating embarrassing conversations for American diplomats around the world, the disclosures had real-world consequences.
Mapping a Green Recovery, Vol. 54
Elischke de Villiers
As leaders scramble to help their countries recover from the devastating social and economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a risk that these leaders may lose sight of the countries’ need to become more sustainable under the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).