Transparency In International Trade And Investment Dispute Settlement by Junji NakagawaTransparency In International Trade And Investment Dispute Settlement by Junji Nakagawa

Transparency In International Trade And Investment Dispute Settlement

EditorJunji Nakagawa

Paperback | July 16, 2015

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An increasing number of international trade disputes are settled through the WTO dispute settlement (DS) procedure. In parallel, an increasing number of international investment disputes are settled through investor-host state arbitration procedure. What does "transparency" mean in the context of international trade and investment dispute settlement? Why is enhanced transparency demanded? To what extent and in what manner should these dispute settlement procedures be transparent? The book addresses these issues of securing transparency in international trade and investment dispute settlement.

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, firstly, 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 appeals 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.

Junji Nakagawais a Professor of International Economic Law at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo. Born in Hiroshima, Japan in 1955, Nakagawa obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo. He has also taught at Tokyo Institute of Technology, City University of Hong Kong, University of Denver, Tufts Uni...
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Title:Transparency In International Trade And Investment Dispute SettlementFormat:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:July 16, 2015Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041570586X

ISBN - 13:9780415705868

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction,Junji NakagawaandDaniel Magraw  2. TheOrdre PublicDimensions of Confidentiality and Transparency in International Arbitration,Florentino P. Feliciano  3. Transparency and the Role of Domestic Process, Yuka Fukunaga  4. Why Should There Be Public Knowledge and Understanding of East Asia¿s Regional Trade Disputes? , C.L. Lim 5. Webcasting, Sofia Plagakis  6. Transparency of Investment Awards, Federico Ortino  7. International Investment Activities,Peter L. Lallas