Global energy governance has received growing attention in international affairs, and there is now widespread recognition among scholars and policymakers that the existing institutional architecture is inadequate. International relations scholars have pointed to institutional failures such as the
Kyla Tienhaara and Christian Downie
Balancing Private and Public Interests
Edited by Eric De Brabandere and Tarcisio Gazzini
Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector: Balancing Private and Public Interests opens with a discussion of the legal protection of foreign investment in the main segments of the energy sector (namely oil, gas, mining and hydroelectric industry), both in substantive and procedural terms. This second part of the book focuses on the Energy Charter Treaty, by far the most important international legal instrument in the energy sector, and its future after the decision of the Russian Federation not to ratify it.
In its third part, the book examines four critical areas that are often negatively concerned by economic activities by multinational in the energy sector, namely compliance with safety and labour standards, protection of the environment, respect of indigenous peoples rights, and protection of public health.
Foreign Investment in the Energy Sector: Balancing Private and Public Interests, a comprehensive collection of essays from experts and practitioners, offers an important new resource to the field.
Legal Tools to Confront Interdisciplinary Challenges
Edited by Freya Baetens and José Caiado
Beatriz Huarte Melgar
Volume 3, Selected Documents
Volume 3 complements the previous two volumes by making available a selection of the principal documents referred to in volume 1 The Continental Shelf and volume 2 Sea-Bed Mining. The documents are arranged in three Parts. Part 1 includes document on the continental shelf and the exclusive economic zone; Part 2 covers the United Nations regime for the Area beyond the limits of national jurisdiction, including the landmark Mining Code adopted in July 2000; and Part 3 has a selection of national legislation on sea-bed mining and related co-ordinating treaties. Also included is a table showing the status, as at 1 October 2000, of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, 1982 and the 1994 Agreement relating to the Implementation of the UN Convention.
This volume will be a useful practical tool for academics, practitioners, and policy-makers concerned with the legal regime governing sea-bed energy and minerals and presents a carefully selected set of documents indispensable for a full understanding of the regimes analysed in the earlier volumes.
© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/187197308X311317 International Community Law Review 10 (2008) 227–247 I NTERNATIONAL C OMMUNITY L AW R EVIEW www.brill.nl/iclr Exploring the Legal Status of Non-Governmental Organisations under International Energy Treaties Katherine Dick 1