The rise of self-judging essential security interest clauses in international investment agreements

Sauvant, Karl P.; Ong, Mevelyn; Lama, Katherine; Petersen, Thorvald Johann

Self-judging “essential security interest” clauses permit a state to act as “it considers necessary” for the protection of such interests. This Perspective examines trends in their diffusion and scope, and outlines suggestions for treaty drafters to consider when balancing the desire for regulatory sovereignty with the need for legal stability.


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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
Columbia FDI Perspectives, 188
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December 16, 2016