Birthing a Regime – The First Wave of Western European Bilateral Investment Treaties (1959-1989).

01 October 2019 → 01 November 2019
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • International law
    • International trade law
    • History of law
International investment law History of international law Economic diplomacy
Project description

The research project is a legal historical analysis of the early history (1959-1989) of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), on the basis of case studies of key actors in Western Europe (Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, UK). Using archival material, the research evaluates the reasons behind BIT negotiations, the meaning diplomats gave to concrete provisions, and the development of a “BIT regime”.