Trends in International Investment Agreements

An Overview

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In the past four decades, national and international legal policies and rules concerning foreign direct investment (FDI) have repeatedly changed. This paper provides an overview of the developments in the international legal framework for FDI. In addition to an historical overview, the publication discusses methods and instruments in use, key substantive issues and the development dimension of international investment agreements and the need for flexibility.


UN Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
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UNCTAD Series on Issues in International Investment Agreements (Series One)

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