Negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaties
In collaboration with the Ministry of Investment in the Republic of Tunisia ESCWA held a National Workshop on negotiations of bilateral investment agreements during the period 1-5 April 2013. The purpose of this workshop was to define the environment of foreign direct investment and its legal and non-legal components, the review of the basic concepts of international conventions and the method to conclude them (negotiations, signature, ratification, entry agreements into effect, the areas of application, the effects on the parties concerned), the definition of domestic legislation or rules for investment, international multilateral conventions or international character of bilateral and regional agreements, investment contracts and its basic problems, judicial guarantees: local justice, international justice and arbitration, investment concept and the concept of the investor. The workshop also addressed the study of the content and some elements of the bilateral investment agreements concluded by the Republic of Tunisia. The workshop also dealt with the principles of fair and equitable treatment, dispossession in terms of theoretical and practical aspects, as well as cases of non-compliance or exceptions in the transaction.
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