Book Review: Investment Law within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives , edited by Freya Baetens

Book Review: Investment Law within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives , edited by... Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. 564. £85. isbn: 9781107038882. The book under review is the latest in a series of works addressing linkages between international investment law and other areas of international law. 1 Unlike many other works, the focus is not on one particular linkage (investment and public health, investment and ip , etc.), but on a number of them. Some of the chosen comparators count among the ‘usual suspects’, such as the chapters on investment and human rights (Part II), on investment and sustainable development, and on investment and trade (Parts III and IV). The inclusion of others (notably investment and armed conflict, and investment law and eu law, respectively in Parts I and V) is perhaps more surprising. But both in its predictable and less predictable parts, the book follows a common line of inquiry: as Freya Baetens explains in her preface, the aim is to bring “a more systematic approach” (p. xlii) to investment treaties that assesses “how concepts, principles and rules developed in the context of other subfields of international law could, or should, inform the content of investment law” (p. xxvii). That they could, and should, is taken for granted – http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of World Investment and Trade Brill

Book Review: Investment Law within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives , edited by Freya Baetens

Journal of World Investment and Trade, Volume 15 (3-4): 790 – Jul 28, 2014

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Brill
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© 2014 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews
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1660-7112
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2211-9000
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10.1163/22119000-01504024
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. 564. £85. isbn: 9781107038882. The book under review is the latest in a series of works addressing linkages between international investment law and other areas of international law. 1 Unlike many other works, the focus is not on one particular linkage (investment and public health, investment and ip , etc.), but on a number of them. Some of the chosen comparators count among the ‘usual suspects’, such as the chapters on investment and human rights (Part II), on investment and sustainable development, and on investment and trade (Parts III and IV). The inclusion of others (notably investment and armed conflict, and investment law and eu law, respectively in Parts I and V) is perhaps more surprising. But both in its predictable and less predictable parts, the book follows a common line of inquiry: as Freya Baetens explains in her preface, the aim is to bring “a more systematic approach” (p. xlii) to investment treaties that assesses “how concepts, principles and rules developed in the context of other subfields of international law could, or should, inform the content of investment law” (p. xxvii). That they could, and should, is taken for granted –

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Published: Jul 28, 2014

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