Feedback Mechanism between Investment Treaty Arbitration and International Investment Treaties – focus on environmental protection
The proliferation of investment claims has triggered treaty design responses. PhD fellow Laura Létourneau Tremblay investigates this interplay between investment treaty arbitration (ITA) and international investment agreements (IIAs) with a specific focus on environmental protection.
The project investigates the grounds for including environmental language in IIAs and some of the effects of such language on ITA. It also aims at providing a systematic explanation of the variation and diffusion of environmental provisions in IIAs. More generally, the project seeks to propose options for increasing synergies between international investment law and environmental protection and enhance our understanding of how adjudicative processes and treaty practice interact at the international level.
The project is part of the research project Responses to the 'legitimacy crisis' of international investment law (LEGINVEST).