Do Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Provisions Belong in a Gulf Trade Investment Agreement?

Amelia Lee Hallam, David Price

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    Abstract

    This chapter critically examines the scope for Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) provisions in a Gulf region trade or investment agreement. ISDS provisions are essentially a group of provisions in a trade or investment agreement that foreign investors can use as an instrument to address foreign investment risk at a macro-level. They are complex and risky instruments which are broadly scoped. ISDS provisions potentially allow for decisions of a State that foreign investors consider lack consistency, transparency and objectivity to be challenged by foreign tribunals.¹ Hence, they are both far-reaching and controversial. The purpose of this chapter, then, is to consider...
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIntellectual Property Rights
    Subtitle of host publicationDevelopment and Enforcement in the Arab States of the Gulf
    EditorsDavid Price, Alhanoof AlDebasi
    Place of PublicationBerlin, Germany
    PublisherGerlach Press
    Chapter12
    Pages241-265
    Number of pages24
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-95994-011-5
    ISBN (Print)978-3-95994-010-8
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    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Hallam, A. L., & Price, D. (2016). Do Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Provisions Belong in a Gulf Trade Investment Agreement? In D. Price, & A. AlDebasi (Eds.), Intellectual Property Rights: Development and Enforcement in the Arab States of the Gulf (pp. 241-265). Gerlach Press. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt1m3p2h1.15