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'Fair and Equitable Treatment' in International Investment Law

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  • A breach of fair and equitable treatment is alleged in almost every investor-state dispute. It has therefore become a controversial norm, which touches many questions at the heart of general international law. Roland Kläger sheds light on these controversies by exploring the deeper doctrinal foundations of fair and equitable treatment and reviewing its contentious relationship with the international minimum standard. The norm is also discussed in light of the fragmentation of international law, theories of international justice and rational balancing, and the idea of constitutionalism in international law. In this vein, a shift in the way of addressing fair and equitable treatment is proposed by focusing on the process of justificatory reasoning.

    • Provides an in-depth analysis of fair and equitable treatment and the controversies and uncertainties which surround it
    • Describes existing lines of jurisprudence and introduces new conceptual ideas into the discussion on fair and equitable treatment
    • Discusses the implications of a doctrinal approach in relation to the wider system of international investment law and international law as a whole
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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781139089166
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Construction of Fair and Equitable Treatment:
    2. Fundamentals for the construction of fair and equitable treatment
    3. Fair and equitable treatment and the international minimum standard
    4. The role of international law in the construction of fair and equitable treatment
    Part II. The Concept of Fair and Equitable Treatment:
    5. Conceptual challenges
    6. Fair and equitable treatment and justice
    7. Principles of fair and equitable treatment
    Part III. The Position of Fair and Equitable Treatment in the International Legal System:
    8. Fair and equitable treatment in the system of international law sources
    9. Fair and equitable treatment in the system of international investment law
    10. Summary.

  • Author

    Roland Kläger, Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt
    Roland Kläger is currently a law clerk at the Higher Regional Court of Frankfurt and a research assistant with Clifford Chance, Frankfurt. After his legal studies at the University of Freiburg, he received a Dr iur from the University of Tübingen. He was also a research fellow at the Institute for Public Law, University of Freiburg, and a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge.

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