A Comparative study of investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms: The case of China and Pakistan Ф

Qian Hongdao, Sonia Azam, Hamid Mukhtar, Ayesha Mumtaz


Disputes between foreign investors and host state are most complex and crucial being one is a private investor and other an independent state and the ostensible purpose of investor-state dispute settlement is to protect foreign investors from economic damages arising by the host-government policies or actions. The present work is based on the comparative study, which determined how domestic and international investment laws are involved in resolving investor-state disputes in China and Pakistan, and enlightens the latest legislative developments regarding investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms.

Keywords: Comparative study, Investor-state dispute settlement mechanism, China, Pakistan, ICSID, BITs, and FTA.

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