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Digest of decisions and principles of the Committee . In its conclusions, the Committee presents an abundance of considerations that underline that even if the government had provided a substantiated and motivated defence, it would have been unlikely to pass a test that has been firmly established by the

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C. Chatterjee

to motivate a party to bring an allegation of bias against him/her. Whereas “actual bias” may be proved by referring to the actual “words” used or by corroborative evidence or because of conduct, or perhaps even by referring to the words used in documents, bias based on suspicion may not be

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Book Review Essay: Poverty and Justice: Competing Lenses on International Economic Law

John Linarelli (ed.), Research Handbook on Global Justice and International Economic Law. Chelthenham: Edward Elgar, 2013. Pp. 368. £ 130. isbn: 978-1-78254-905-5. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer (ed.), Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013. Pp. 494. £ 75. ISBN: 978-1-107-03274-3.

Oisin Suttle

that motivate much of the global justice debate; domestic institutions cannot be left out of the story. III Linarelli’s emphasis on development provides a useful bridge to the second volume under review, Poverty and the International Economic Legal System: Duties to the World’s Poor , edited by

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Foreign Direct Investment and Global Environmental Protection

Why Environmentalists should favour Multilateral Investment Rules


substantial. While progress can be shown on some local pollution issues, overall global environmental quality continues to decline. The most comprehensive global survey to date of world ecosystems-which will be released in full by September 2000-details a troubling decline in the health of life

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Adhemar G. BAHADIAN and Mauricio Carvalho LYRIO

derives from the same conviction that has motivated the actions of the Brazilian government in the negotiations: that the debate on FTAA should be as wide and transparent as possible. It is essential to have a public and well informed debate on these negotiations, on the different possibilities of

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sustainable development. A series of new laws and changes in existing laws and policies are a necessary but not sufficient condition for tangible improvements. Implementation and application in everyday life, and especially the spirit in which it is undertaken, are crucial. This has very much to do

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human life as well as social and economic development depend and which seeks to realize the right of all human beings to an adequate living standard on the basis of their active, free and meaningful participation in development and in the fair distribution of benefits resulting therefrom, with due

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The Multilateral Agreement on Investment

An Indecent Proposal and not Learning the Lessons of History


, it takes a radical and provocative approach, questioning the fundamental underpinnings which motivated the Agreement in the first place. It makes its arguments from both business and legal perspectives, and also delves into the historical antecedents of attempts at multilateral regulation of foreign

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for instance "government support for private business" and "overall living environment for expatriates". All these may well have an influence on FDI; however, they make the task of adequately measuring the impact of corruption on FDi almost impossible.19 MEASURING CORRUPTION Corruption is a classic

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Sharmin Jahan TANIA and Shawkat ALAM

the urban poor, living in the peri-urban areas, who suffer the worst from the life-threatening conditions deriving from deficient waste management.23 The scenario depicted above reflects the inadequacy of government measures in tackling the ever-increasing demand of sewerage, sanitation and waste