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The best defence is a good offense - Sate counterclaims in investment treaty arbitration

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dc.contributor.advisor McLachlan, Campbell
dc.contributor.author Farmer, Kelsey Brooke
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-30T05:51:38Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-07-07T21:19:03Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-30T05:51:38Z
dc.date.available 2022-07-07T21:19:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2016
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/19402
dc.description.abstract Host state counterclaims in investment treaty arbitration are rarely pleaded and never successful, to the extent that one commentator has characterised their use as ‘thirty years of failure’. This paper navigates the obstacles that host states must contend with to assert counterclaims in investment treaty arbitration. While state counterclaims are permitted in principle under the ICSID Convention and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules, satisfaction of the jurisdiction and admissibility requirements has proved more complex. The paper examines a number of core treaty provisions to identify the treaties that may be more or less likely to extend a tribunal’s jurisdiction ratione materiae over state counterclaims. Subsequently, this paper examines the requisite connection that must exist between a counterclaim and the principal claim. A survey of international jurisprudence supports the conclusion of this paper that recent treaty tribunal decisions have taken an unjustifiably narrow and often inconsistent approach to requisite connection, to the extent that it may be virtually impossible for states to assert counterclaims under its current articulation. This paper offers an alternative approach. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Counterclaims en_NZ
dc.subject Investment en_NZ
dc.subject Arbitration en_NZ
dc.title The best defence is a good offense - Sate counterclaims in investment treaty arbitration en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Victoria Law School en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit Faculty of Law / Te Kauhanganui Tātai Ture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180105 Commercial and Contract Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180117 International Trade Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180123 Litigation, Adjudication and Dispute Resolution en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 180125 Taxation Law en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Law en_NZ
thesis.degree.name LL.B. (Honours) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcforV2 489999 Other law and legal studies not elsewhere classified en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.school School of Law en_NZ

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