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The Energy Charter Treaty and settlement of disputes – current challenges
The Energy Charter Treaty and settlement of disputes – current challenges

Author(s): Iuliana-Gabriela Iacob, Ramona-Elisabeta Cirlig
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Law on Economics
Published by: Societatea de Stiinte Juridice si Administrative
Keywords: the Energy Charter Treaty; foreign investment protection; dispute settlement; investment arbitration; European Union law;

Summary/Abstract: The Energy Charter Treaty (the “ECT”) is a multilateral agreement aiming to promote energy cooperation and security. This paper focuses on the provisions of the ECT governing the protection of foreign investments and the settlement of disputes between investors and host states. In particular, this paper analyses the recent developments and challenges in the field of dispute settlement under the ECT, such as the increase inarbitrations, the withdrawal of Italy from the ECT, as well as the interplay between EU law and the ECT.

  • Issue Year: 6/2016
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 71-83
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English