1.Foreign investment and the Bilateral Investment Treaties
2.BITs in South America
3.The MERCOSUR-countries and the international arbitration courts
4.The BITs, corporate strategies and argentine economic policy
5.Main characteristics of the Bilateral Investment Treaties signed by Argentina
6.The cases against Argentina at the ICSID
7.Analysis of paradigmatic cases
Bibliography and sources
Annex 1: List of Bilateral Investment Treaties signed by the Argentine government and ratified by the Argentine National Congress.
Annex 2: List of cases against Argentina at the ICSID (up to March of 2006).
Annex 2: List of cases against Argentina at the ICSID (up to March of 2006)
Ricardo Ortíz (FOCO)
Foro Ciudadano de Partcipación por la Justicia y los Derechos Humanos, Argentina
Ed. by FDCL, Berlin
Translated by Jan Stehle, September 2006
This publication was made possible through the financial support of the European Community. The opinions expressed therein represent the opinion of the author and do not represent the official opinion of the European Community.
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