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The Euro-Arab Investment Treaty That Nearly Was

Denza, E; Poulsen, L; (2020) The Euro-Arab Investment Treaty That Nearly Was. International and Comparative Law Quarterly , 69 (2) pp. 267-299. 10.1017/S0020589320000068. Green open access

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Abstract

This article documents how members of the European Economic Community and members of the Arab League negotiated a draft ‘mega-regional’ investment protection treaty from 1976 to the late 1980s—the first of its kind. The negotiations produced a full draft treaty and came tantalisingly close to completion but ultimately ran into the political sands. Had it been concluded, the Convention would have been the most significant investment protection treaty ever negotiated at the time, and one of the most significant to this day. Negotiations were conducted within the cloak of diplomatic confidentiality, however, so the effort has remained unknown to even specialised scholars and practitioners to this day.

Type: Article
Title: The Euro-Arab Investment Treaty That Nearly Was
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0020589320000068
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0020589320000068
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Private International Law, Euro–Arab Dialogue, international investment law, investment treaties, investment arbitration, legal history, Palestine status, Arab League, exchange controls, freezing, expropriation, European investment policy.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Political Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10090914
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