The Rule of Law in Monetary Affairs

Author: Thomas Cottier,Rosa M. Lastra,Christian Tietje,Lucia Satragno

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107063639

Category: Law

Page: 656

View: 8335

Addresses central monetary law and policy debates, especially the links between international investment law and trade regulation within the WTO.
Posted in Law

The Reform of International Economic Governance

Author: Antonio Segura Serrano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317018133

Category: Law

Page: 250

View: 7976

The second half of the twentieth century saw the emergence of international economic law as a major force in the international legal system. This force has been severely tested by the economic crisis of 2008. Unable to prevent the crisis, the existing legal mechanisms have struggled to react against its direst consequences. This book brings together leading experts to analyse the main causes of the crisis and the role that international economic law has played in trying to prevent it, on the one hand, and worsening it, on the other. The work highlights the reaction and examines the tools that have been created by the international legal field to implement international cooperation in an effort to help put an end to the crisis and avoid similar events in the future. The volume brings together eminent legal academics and economists to examine key issues from the perspectives of trade law, financial law, and investment law with the collective aim of reform of international economic governance.
Posted in Law

European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2016

Author: Marc Bungenberg,Christoph Herrmann,Markus Krajewski,Jörg Philipp Terhechte

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319292153

Category: Law

Page: 838

View: 2242

Volume 7 of the EYIEL focusses on critical perspectives of international economic law. Recent protests against free trade agreements such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) remind us that international economic law has always been a politically and legally contested field. This volume collects critical contributions on trade, investment, financial and other subfields of international economic law from scholars who have shaped this debate for many years. The critical contributions to this volume are challenged and sometimes rejected by commentators who have been invited to be “critical with the critics”. The result is a unique collection of critical essays accompanied by alternative and competing views on some of the most fundamental topics of international economic law. In its section on regional developments, EYIEL 7 addresses recent megaregional and plurilateral trade and investment agreements and negotiations. Short insights on various aspects of the Transpacific Partnership (TPP) and its sister TTIP are complemented with comments on other developments, including the African Tripartite FTA und the negotiations on a plurilateral Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). Further sections address recent WTO and investment case law as well as recent developments concerning the IMF, UNCTAD and the WCO. The volume closes with reviews of recent books in international economic law.
Posted in Law

The Willing World

Shaping and Sharing a Sustainable Global Prosperity

Author: James Bacchus

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108581544

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 4683

In this time of unwillingness, the right kinds of global solutions are needed now more than ever. Climate change is here and intensifying. Anxieties over economic globalization grip many in the fear of change. While these fearful have turned inward into unwillingness, the world's willing are working harder than ever for international and other cooperative solutions. James Bacchus explains why most of the solutions we need must be found in local and regional partnerships of the willing that can be scaled up and linked up worldwide. This can only be achieved within new and enhanced enabling frameworks of global and other international rules that are upheld through the international rule of law. To succeed, these rules and frameworks must for the first time see and treat economy and environment as one. The Willing World explains how best we can build the right legal structure to attain our global goals - and summon and inspire the willingness needed to do it.
Posted in Law

China Rights Forum

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Civil rights

Page: N.A

View: 8853

Posted in Civil rights

Albania

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report

Author: International Monetary Fund

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 825

This paper examines the Progress Report for Albania’s National Strategy for Socio-Economic Development (NSSED). 2002 was the first year of implementing the NSSED. The implementation process has been oriented toward achieving the annual objectives and in accordance with the program of public priority measures for 2002–04. The experience gained in NSSED implementation, the definition and improvements to objectives and medium-term NSSED measures, the Millennium Development Goals, and Albania’s European integration objectives have all contributed to further improvements of the vision and medium and long-term NSSED objectives.
Posted in Business & Economics

Adopted Texts 2011 Ordinary Session

3-7 October 2011

Author: Council of Europe

Publisher: Council of Europe

ISBN: 9789287173102

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 71

View: 2912

Posted in Business & Economics

International Law in Financial Regulation and Monetary Affairs

Author: Thomas Cottier,John H. Jackson,Rosa M. Lastra

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199668191

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 455

View: 7793

This is a must book to understand the field of international financial and monetary law. It presents a number of papers by a distinguished group of experts that analyse the emerging framework in international law that should govern financial institutions and markets on the one hand and monetary policies and monetary regulation on the other hand. The book deals with cross border issues and, given the importance of trade regulation and WTO law, they seek toestablish linkages and make comparisons wherever suitable.
Posted in Business & Economics

Human Rights, Peace and Justice in Africa

A Reader

Author: Christof H. Heyns,Karen Stefiszyn

Publisher: PULP

ISBN: 0958509743

Category: Africa

Page: 432

View: 2588

Posted in Africa

The Canadian Forum

A Monthly Journal of Literature and Public Affairs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: N.A

View: 4510

Includes critical reviews.
Posted in Art

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 6266

Posted in Law

Informal International Lawmaking

Author: Joost Pauwelyn,Ramses Wessel,Jan Wouters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199658587

Category: Law

Page: 549

View: 9314

Policy-makers, national administrations, and regulators engage in making laws without the formalities associated with treaties or customary law. This book analyses this informal international lawmaking and its impact on contemporary trends in international interaction, looking at the questions of accountability and effectiveness it raises.
Posted in Law

Public Administration in Africa

Performance and Challenges

Author: Shikha Vyas-Doorgapersad,Lukamba-Muhiya. Tshombe,Ernest Peprah Ababio

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482209780

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

View: 705

With contributions from leading regional scholars, Public Administration in Africa: Performance and Challenges examines the complexities of the art of governance from the unique African perspective. The editors bring together a cohesive study of the major issues and regions by taking an analytic approach with the strong problem-solution application. Regions addressed range from South Africa, Congo, Uganda, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritius, and Botswana. Themes include colonialism, reform, poverty, economy, decentralization, financing, media, political structures, and more. Beginning with an analysis of the relationship of policy design and its destination, service delivery, the book discusses the historical development of a state that has gone through upheavals in government and explores a decayed political economy that ultimately results in a need for sweeping measures. The text examines the issues emerging policy-makers in Africa must tackle, namely poverty and the denial or lack of resources to keep a dignified human life. It highlights how the media can be a catalyst for good governance and provides analytical aspects of implementing good governance reforms. The book concludes with an examination of the concepts of decentralization and devolution in measuring service delivery performance and an exploration of Africa’s economic success story. It also details the African Peer Review Mechanisms in selected African countries and provides a holistic analysis of local government functioning in Africa. These features and more make it an interdisciplinary reference for diverse social, economic, political, and administrative issues.
Posted in Business & Economics

Domestic Regulation and Service Trade Liberalization

Author: Pierre Sauve,Aaditya Mattoo

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 0821383434

Category: Political Science

Page: 244

View: 5388

Trade in services, far more than trade in goods, is affected by a variety of domestic regulations, ranging from qualification and licensing requirements in professional services to pro-competitive regulation in telecommunications services. Experience shows that the quality of regulation strongly influences the consequences of trade liberalization. WTO members have agreed that a central task in the ongoing services negotiations will be to develop a set of rules to ensure that domestic regulations support rather than impede trade liberalization. Since these rules are bound to have a profound impact on the evolution of policy, particularly in developing countries, it is important that they be conducive to economically rational policy-making. This book addresses two central questions: What impact can international trade rules on services have on the exercise of domestic regulatory sovereignty? And how can services negotiations be harnessed to promote and consolidate domestic policy reform across highly diverse sectors? The book, with contributions from several of the world's leading experts in the field, explores a range of rule-making challenges arising at this policy interface, in areas such as transparency, standards and the adoption of a necessity test for services trade. Contributions also provide an in-depth look at these issues in the key areas of accountancy, energy, finance, health, telecommunications and transportation services.
Posted in Political Science

Asia's Changing International Investment Regime

Sustainability, Regionalization, and Arbitration

Author: Julien Chaisse,Tomoko Ishikawa,Sufian Jusoh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811058822

Category: Law

Page: 260

View: 7916

This book focuses on the Asia-Pacific region, delineating the evolving dynamics of foreign investment in the region. It examines the relationship between efforts to increase foreign direct investment (FDI) and efforts to improve governance and inclusive growth and development. Against a background of rapidly developing international investment law, it emphasises the need to strike a balance between these domestic and international legal frameworks, seeking to promote both foreign investment and the laws and policies necessary to regulate investments and investor conduct. Foreign investments play a pivotal role in most countries’ political economies, and in order to encourage cross-border capital flows, countries have taken various steps, such as revising their domestic legal frameworks, liberalising rules on inward and outward investment, and creating special regimes that provide incentives and protections for foreign investment. Alongside the developments in domestic laws, countries have also taken bilateral and multilateral action, including entering into trade and/or investment agreements. Further, the book explores regional investment trends, highlights specific features of Asia-Pacific investment laws and treaties, and analyses policy implications. It addresses four overarching themes: the trends (how Asia-Pacific’s agreements compare with recent global trends in the evolving rules on foreign investment); what China is doing; current investment arbitration practice in Asia; and the importance of regionalising investment law in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, it identifies and discusses the research and policy gaps that should be filled in order to promote more sustainable and responsible investment. The book offers a valuable resource not only for academics and students, but also for trade and investment officials, policy-makers, diplomats, economists, lawyers, think tanks, and business leaders interested in the governance and regulation of foreign investment, economic policy reforms, and the development of new types of investment agreements.
Posted in Law

Pacific Regional Order

Author: Dave Peebles

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1920942467

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 3692

New policies are needed if the Pacific is to realise its potential as a peaceful, prosperous region, where the Pacific's citizens enjoy good standards of health and education, long lives and many opportunities; where Pacific economic growth is constantly improving, driven by environmentally sustainable service industries; where coups, civil conflict and the dangers of failed states have been relegated to the past; where the Pacific is integrated into the wider region, and is an influential voice in world affairs. Argues that Pacific countries including Australia, need to embrace regional integration to realise this vision. The book sets out a comprehensive plan for realising a Pacific regional community dedicated to promoting sustainable development, security, human rights, the rule of law and democracy.
Posted in Social Science