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Publication of the report on Investment Promotion and Protection in the Canada-UK Trade Relationship

10/01/2019

Today Professor Andrea K. Bjorklund (Faculty of Law, McGill University) and Professor Yarik Kryvoi (British Institute of International and Comparative Law), and collaborator Jean-Michel Marcoux, are pleased to announce the publication of their final report on the future of the Canada-UK Trading Relationship.

The objectives underlying this final report are to allow policy-makers to undertake the negotiation process with a clear sense of the various provisions that are available to address the most controversial issues of international investment law and their legal implications.

The report demonstrates that an investment agreement can respond to legitimacy concerns raised by a variety of stakeholders.

More specifically, it provides a side-by-side comparison of provisions that have already been included in IIAs and model agreements for three specific themes:

  • dispute settlement possibilities;
  • the breadth of investment protection; and
  • obligations imposed on foreign investors.

Read the Report

The research was supported by

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) of Great Britain