Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Go On! London investment forum on regional pacts

(Go On! is an occasional item on symposia and other events of interest)

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host the Nineteenth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference on Friday, September 14, 2012, at London House, Goodenough College, Mecklenburgh Square, Bloomsbury, London. 
This year's theme is The Regionalization of Investment Treaty Arrangements: Developments and Implications 
States are increasingly framing their international investment treaties within multilateral, regional arrangements. The purpose of the conference is to explore the nature of these arrangements, examine the motivations behind their development, and inquire about their implications for the field of international investment law generally. More broadly, the conference will ask whether regionalization portends a move towards greater global harmonization or whether it suggests a new balkanization of the investment treaty regime. Among the regional arrangements to be examined at this conference are: 
2012 China-Japan-Korea Trilateral Investment Treaty (previous post)
2009 ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement 
2009 ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement 
2007 Investment Agreement for the COMESA Common Investment Area 
2006 Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America Peoples' Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP) 
2004 Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) 
Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations (previous post)
Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) negotiations (previous post)
The keynote speaker will be Hi-Taek Shin of Seoul National University, Korea. Participants will include scholars and practitioners from around the world. 
Details and registration are here

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