JIL Online is pleased to present this online symposium of student work on international investment and arbitration. The Journal of International Law originally began as an international business law journal, evolving over the years to encompass a wider array of international legal issues. Likewise, the investor-state dispute settlement process was originally designed to resolve a limited range of business concerns, but it has since grown to address a broader range of social and political issues. In recent years, the regime of international investment laws have greatly influenced the political conversation, both in the United States and abroad, and continued academic engagement in this area is more crucial now than ever before.
The University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law and JIL Online are honored to share the contributions of this student-led, collaborative symposium, which unites both JD and LLM candidates to address International Investment Law, a subject which directly impacts the quality and sustainability of our global community, no matter what country we call home.
- Emma Rose Bienvenu: The EC’s Proposal for a Permanent Investment Court System: Politics, Pitfalls, and Perils
- Emma Rose Bienvenu: International Arbitral Tribunals and Corruption: Not so Duty Free
- Seungwoo Cha: Losing Credibility Of Tribunals’ Interpretations: The Standards Of Review Of “Denial Of Justice” Lacking In Relationships With Treaty Wording
- Yu-Jui Chang: Non-Action as an Indirect Expropriation
- Aleksandra Dziki: A Fiercely Contested No-Man’s Land Of International Arbitration: Consent Arbitration In Bilateral Investment Treaties And The Frontiers Of The Application Of MFN Clauses To Dispute Settlement Provisions
- Anna Förstel: Can the E.U. Proposal to Establish an Investment Court Through TTIP Inform the Establishment of an Appeal Mechanism in ICSID?
- Karan Kalia: Denunciation of ICSID: Does it Really Mean no ICSID Arbitration?
- Suzanne Knijnenburg: The Protection Of Migrant Workers Under The International Investment Law Regime
- Allison Kowalski: More Guidance Necessary? Limiting State Vulnerability to Investor-State Disputes by Reducing the Grounds for Non-Enforcement of Commercial Awards
- Allison Kowalski: Recognizing an Investment: An Argument for Access to the Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanisms for Non-Governmental Organizations
- Sarah Kramer: Public vs. Private: State-Owned Enterprises as Claimants in ICSID Arbitration
- Lawrence Lee: The Ambivalent Changes In Foreign Investment Market Condition Of South Korea In The Post-IMF Era
- Amal Sethi: Playing By The Tribunals’ Rules: A Solution For Resolving The Conflict Between Rules And Practice In IIA Interpretation
- Zachary Sweebe: Shades of Green: Health, Safety, and Environmental Protections in China’s International Investment Agreements
- Zeynep Tekin: International Investment Law And Treaty Shopping Through Corporate Nationality Structuring
- Yifan Zhou: Connecting the Dots of Business and Health at International Fora: An Analysis of the Investor-State Arbitration of Tobacco Plain Packaging