Pros and Cons of Bilateral International Investment Treaties for Developing Countries
November 10, 2016
IPS Conference Room
A seminar on Pros and Cons of Bilateral International Investment Treaties for Developing Countries was conducted by Dr. Manual Montes, Senior Advisor on Finance & Development, South Centre, Geneva at the IPS Premises.
Dr. Montes’s presentation focused on the implications of signing Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT) for attracting foreign investment. Using a case study approach, he explained the benefits and costs incurred by developing nations when signing BITs. Furthermore, Dr. Montes elaborated upon the functions of the International Centre for Settlement Disputes (ICSID) and its checkered history in resolving conflicts between states and private sector institutions.
Click here for an interview with Prof. Montes on our YouTube Channel.
Pros and Cons of BITs for Developing Countries
Manuel F Montes