EU and international law

2020. június 20. 13:56
Many developing countries signed investment treaties in a rush without any comprehensive legal review or risk assessment and in the majority of cases it was not until they became subject to claims that they realized that what they had seen mostly as diplomatic tokens of goodwill were, in fact, some of the most potent instruments underwriting economic globalization – says Lauge N. Poulsen, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Political Science, University College, London in a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. november 7. 16:01
One of the biggest challenges of current international law is that while transnational corporations are increasingly recognized as right holders, they still do not have legally binding obligations. This problem should be tackled by a number a different ways bearing in mind that states are still the main actors in international legal matters – pointed out by Bruno Simma, Professor of International Public Law and former judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in a conversation in the interview series of Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. november 7. 16:01
One of the biggest challenges of current international law is that while transnational corporations are increasingly recognized as right holders, they still do not have legally binding obligations. This problem should be tackled by a number a different ways bearing in mind that states are still the main actors in international legal matters – pointed out by Bruno Simma, Professor of International Public Law and former judge at the International Court of Justice in The Hague in a conversation in the interview series of Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.
2019. július 29. 10:45
Investment treaties are exposing the state to serious risks to its capacity to carry out its sovereign responsibilities. They make sovereign concessions in a general fashion to a wide range of actors who are unknown to the state. States should make clear to foreign investors they will protect them but not at such a high cost to sovereignty – says Gus Van Harten, Professor of Law at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University in Canada.
2019. június 13. 9:31
Transnational economic law shall be measured against human rights standards, while there is no place for an investment protection system in an internal market – says Markus Krajewski, chair in Public Law and Public International Law at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg during a conversation with Lénárd Sándor, researcher at the American Studies Research Institute of the National University of Public Service, located in Budapest.