Public Purpose in International Law: Rethinking Regulatory Sovereignty in the Global Era

Lundi, 14 mars, 2016 17:30à19:00
Chancellor Day Hall NCDH 312, 3644 rue Peel, Montreal, QC, H3A 1W9, CA

Le groupe de recherche Justice Privée et État de Droit vous invite à l'une de ses Conférences McGill sur les règlements des différends, laquelle sera prononcée par Ryan Reetz et Pedro Martinez-Fraga de Bryan Cave, Miami.

Résumé (en anglais seulement)

This lecture explores how the public purpose doctrine reconciles the often conflicting, but equally binding, obligations that states have to engage in regulatory sovereignty while honoring host-state obligations to protect foreign investment. The lecture examines the multiple permutations and iterations of the public purpose doctrine and concludes that this principle needs to be reconceptualized to meet the imperatives of economic globalization and of a new paradigm of sovereignty that is based on the interdependence, and not independence, of states. It contends that the historical expression of the public purpose doctrine in customary and conventional international law is fraught with fundamental flaws that, if not corrected, will give rise to disparities in the relationship between investors and states, asymmetries with respect to industrialized nations and developing states, and, ultimately, process legitimacy concerns.

Une réception suivra.

Cet conférence a été accréditée pour 1,5 heures de formation continue obligatoire pour juristes.

Pour s'inscrire, prière d'écrire à kuzi.charamba [at] mail.mcgill.ca (subject: RSVP%20Reetz-Martinez-Fraga%20event) .

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