Unctad Investment Promotion Provisions In International Investment Agreements

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The IIA Mapping Project is a collaborative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to map the content of IIAs. Individual contracts are presented by law students from participating universities under the supervision of their professors and under the general guidance and coordination of UNCTAD. The mapping results contained in the IIA Mapping Project database are purely informative. The mapping of contractual clauses is not exhaustive, has no official or legal status, does not affect the rights and obligations of the contracting parties and is not intended to provide binding or official legal interpretation. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, UNCTAD assumes no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the mapping data. In case of doubt about the accuracy of the mapping results, users are invited to contact us via the online contact form. Key Concepts – The mapping structure displayed in the “Select Related Contract Elements” tab is a “table of contents” that contains all related contract elements. It corresponds to the typical structure of an IIA. – the elements of the contract represented are elements of an investment contract that have been represented in the framework of the IIA Mapping Project. The number of contract elements allocated is greater than 100. Each element of the associated contract has a series of predefined options for selection.

– Mapping options indicate the approach to the contract that is included in the contract. Mapping options can be “yes/no” or can specify the approach of the contract (for example.B. the type of fair and equitable treatment clause (FET) – qualified / uns qualified / none, etc.). Each element of the associated contract contains the options “Inconclusive” and “Inaccurate”. International investment agreements (IIAs) are divided into two types: (1) bilateral investment agreements and (2) investment agreements. A bilateral investment agreement (BIT) is an agreement between two countries on the promotion and protection of investments made by investors of the countries concerned in the territory of the other country. The vast majority of AIIs are BITs. The category of contracts with investment rules (TIPs) includes different types of investment agreements that are not NTBs.

Three main types of TIPs can be distinguished: 1. comprehensive economic contracts that contain obligations that are usually found in THE ILO (e.g.B. a free trade agreement with an investment chapter; (2) contracts with limited investment provisions (e.g. B only those relating to the creation of investments or the free transfer of investment funds); and (3) contracts that contain only “framework clauses”, such as. B those relating to cooperation in the field of investment and/or a mandate for future negotiations on investment issues. In addition to AIIs, there is also an open category of investment-related instruments (IRIs). It includes several binding and non-binding instruments, such as model agreements and drafts, multilateral conventions on dispute settlement and arbitration rules, documents adopted by international organizations and others. IIA Mapping Project The IIA Mapping Project is a cooperative initiative between UNCTAD and universities around the world to represent the content of IIAs. The resulting database serves as a tool to understand trends in the development of the IIA, assess the prevalence of different policy approaches and identify examples of contracts. The “Mapping of IIA Content” allows you to browse the results of the previous project (the page is updated regularly when the new results have entered into place).

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