The compatibility of ISDS provisions in Bilateral Investment Treaties and the Energy Charter Treaty with EU Law.

Promovendus/a
Michael De Boeck
Faculteit
Faculteit Recht en Criminologie
Vakgroep
Vakgroep Metajuridica, Privaat- en Ondernemingsrecht
Gezamenlijk doctoraat
University of Luxembourg
Curriculum
Master of Laws in de rechten, UGent, 03/07/2013
Academische graad
Doctor in de Rechten
Taal proefschrift
Engels
Promotor(en)
Prof. dr. Maud Piers, Vakgroep Metajuridica, Privaat- en Ondernemingsrecht (RE21) - Prof. dr. Matthew Happold, University of Luxembourg
Examencommissie
Prof. dr. Michel Tison, Voorzitter/Decaan - Prof. dr. Maud Piers, Vakgroep Metajuridica, Privaat- en Ondernemingsrecht (RE21) - Prof. dr. Matthew Happold, University of Luxembourg - Prof. dr. dres. h.c. Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg - Prof. dr. Séverine Menetrey, University of Luxembourg - Prof. dr. Eric De Brabandere, Leiden University - Prof. dr. Jan Orbie, Vakgroep Politieke Wetenschappen (PS03) - Prof. dr. Tom Ruys, Vakgroep Europees, Publiek- en Internationaal Recht (RE22)

Korte beschrijving

The thesis examines the relationship between investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in bilateral and mixed investment agreements with EU law from the perspectives of international law and the EU legal order post-Lisbon. From international law’s perspective, the thesis concludes that those provisions remain internationally binding. From EU law’s perspective, it determines the legal effect of international obligations in Member States’ BITs and the Energy Charter Treaty within the EU legal order. Those international obligations may be recognized under certain conditions, but only up to the limits of the nebulous notion of EU law’s “autonomy”. It therefore examines the nature and requirements of EU law’s autonomy on the compatibility of ISDS provisions, finding that the ISDS provisions in the ECT and many of the 1.286 remaining extra-EU BITs are at present incompatible with EU law. Consequently, the thesis exposes a fundamental incongruity between the international and EU law effects of international investment treaties because those ISDS provisions cannot sort effects within the EU legal order, even though they remain binding internationally.

Praktisch

Wanneer
Dinsdag 14 juli 2020, 17:30
Waar
Aula, Ceremoniezaal, Voldersstraat 9, 9000 Gent
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