TITLE

Bilateral treaties for the protection of investments: The Argentine case

AUTHOR(S)
Cruchaga, Hernan M.
PUB. DATE
October 2004
SOURCE
Journal of International Banking Regulation;Oct2004, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p82
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This research is focused on the claims submitted by international investors against the Argentine Republic before different international courts. During the 1990s, and the life of the convertibility regime, Argentina signed several bilateral investment treaties with other countries. In late 2001 Argentina suffered a severe economic, political, financial and social crisis that was caused in part by the rigidity of the convertibility regime. The enactment of Emergency Law No. 25. 561 abrogated the convertibility regime and triggered investors' claims. These claims use bilateral investment treaties, and most of these instruments contain emergency clauses setting the treatment standard. This paper presents a perspective on the ongoing claims, their possible outcomes and the need to reformulate bilateral investment treaties in the future, in order to pave the way for investments in most Latin American countries.
ACCESSION #
14891764

 

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