Investment Treaty News Quarterly, Volume 3, Issue 3, March 2013

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Issue 3. Volume 3. March 2013

A quarterly journal on investment law and policy from a sustainable development perspective

A Distinction Without a Difference? The Interpretation of Fair and Equitable Treatment Under Customary International Law by Investment Tribunals by Matthew C. Porterfield

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9 Enabling Risky Business: Human Rights and the Role of Officially Supported Trade Finance and Investment Guarantees by Matthias Sant’Ana

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How to Incorporate Human Rights Obligations in Bilateral Investment Treaties? by Patrick Dumberry and Gabrielle Dumas Aubin Remedies in Investor-State Arbitration: A Public Interest Perspective by Margaret B. Devaney Land Grab v Food Security: Can Global Regulation Cope? by Christian Häberli and Fiona Smith Arbitrators’ Role in the Recent Investment Arbitration Boom by Cecilia Olivet and Pia Eberhardt

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Also in this issue: Transparency in UNCITRAL rules agreed;India suspends BIT negotiations; Australia tobacco litigation chills regulation in New Zealand; Vannessa Ventures Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Teinver S.A., Transportes de Cercanías S.A. and Autobuses Urbanos del Sur S.A. v. The Argentine Republic; Burlington Resource Inc. v. Republic of Ecuador; Mobil Investments Canada Inc. and Murphy Oil Corporation v. Canada

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Features A Distinction Without a Difference? The Interpretation of Fair and Equitable Treatment Under Customary International Law by Investment Tribunals Matthew C. Porterfield Enabling Risky Business: Human Rights and the Role of Officially Supported Trade Finance and Investment Guarantees Matthias Sant’Ana How to Incorporate Human Rights Obligations in Bilateral Investment Treaties? Patrick Dumberry and Gabrielle Dumas Aubin Remedies in Investor-State Arbitration: A Public Interest Perspective Margaret B. Devaney

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Land Grab v Food Security: Can Global Regulation Cope? Christian Häberli and Fiona Smith

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Arbitrators’ Role in the Recent Investment Arbitration Boom Cecilia Olivet and Pia Eberhardt

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News in Brief: New rules on transparency in UNCITRAL investor-state arbitration agreed in New York; President of Ecuador requests termination of US-Ecuador BIT; India suspends negotiations of bilateral investment treaties; New Zealand is keen to introduce cigarette branding regulations, but awaits outcome of legal cases against Australia; Number of ICSID cases spikes in 2012

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Awards and Decisions: Vannessa Ventures Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela; Teinver S.A., Transportes de Cercanías S.A. and Autobuses Urbanos del Sur S.A. v. The Argentine Republic; Burlington Resource Inc. v. Republic of Ecuador; Mobil Investments Canada Inc. and Murphy Oil Corporation v. Canada

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Investment Treaty News Quarterly is published by The International Institute for Sustainable Development International Environment House 2, Chemin de Balexert, 5th Floor 1219, Chatelaine, Geneva, Switzerland Tel +41 22 917-8748 Fax +41 22 917-8054 Email [email protected] Executive Director - International Institute for Sustainable Development - Europe Mark Halle Programme Manager – Investment for Sustainable Development Nathalie Bernasconi Editor-in-Chief Damon Vis-Dunbar French Editor Suzy H. Nikièma French Translator Isabelle Guinebault Spanish Editor Fernando Cabrera Spanish translator Maria Candeli Conforti Design: The House London Ltd. Web: www.thehouselondon.com

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A Distinction Without a Difference? The Interpretation of Fair and Equitable Treatment Under Customary International Law by Investment Tribunals Matthew C. Porterfield Linking fair and equitable treatment to customary international law Fair and equitable treatment provisi