University of Baltimore Journal of International Law


A network of agreements comprising the investment treaty law regime cover international investments. It is a system rife with abuses made possible by loopholes and an inconsistent body of law. The system is in a legitimacy crisis and many seek to dismantle it entirely. Numerous alternatives and improvements have been proffered but few impactful steps have been taken to mitigate the problems within it. This comment advocates for an incremental approach that keeps the parts of the system that work while removing aspects that enable the most egregious abuses.



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