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India and International Investment Law

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Imagine a time when international law did not exist. A time when there were no clear rights of the host sovereign permitting or denying an investor with market access. This was the situation when the first foreign — European — investment was established in India. Access to the market was gained by power. In other words, the absence of international rules on investment was a factor enabling the servitude of India. This is the first contribution that is examined in this chapter. Britain embarked upon a program of bilateral treaties governing market access and investor treatment. India's status as a crown—colony led to innovative drafting practices for these treaties, which benefited the entire Commonwealth. The contribution of independent India both as regards doctrine and treaty practices are then examined. Finally, the chapter offers some thoughts on the contours presented to India by the present phase of international investment law.

Keywords:bilateral treaties; Britain; Commonwealth; India; international investment law; market access; treaty practices



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