International Investment Treaties

  • Bajar Scharaw
Part of the European Yearbook of International Economic Law book series (EUROYEAR, volume 2)


The nations of the world have built a distinct international legal system to protect foreign investments. During the second half of the last century, countries began to conclude special international investment treaties by which the contracting States assume binding inter-State obligations with respect to the treatment and protection of investors from the other contracting State(s) and the settlement of investor-State disputes by international arbitration. Today, there are more than 2500 international investment treaties worldwide.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bajar Scharaw
    • 1
  1. 1.Frankfurt am MainGermany

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