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College of Law Professor Rafael Leal-Arcas Publishes the New Edition of his Book – Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty

Book Summary

This thoroughly revised edition of the Commentary on the Energy Charter Treaty presents a comprehensive overview of the latest trends surrounding this important international agreement. Providing a unique, article-by-article, textual analysis, updated chapters cover the full breadth of topics and developments of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), situated in the broader context of international economic law and governance. This edition also offers detailed coverage of the modernization process of the ECT, and carefully analyses important criticisms of the instrument.

The ECT outlines a multilateral framework for cross-border cooperation in the energy sector based on the principles of open competitive markets and sustainable development. Expert contributors provide commentary and analysis on the five primary areas of the ECT: investment promotion and protection, trade, transit, environmental protection, and dispute settlement. The optional protocols are also addressed, including issues such as energy efficiency and the environment.

Key Features:
· Comprehensive, article-by-article analysis of the ECT
· Contributions by 25 leading academics and practitioners in the field
· Updated coverage of the recent modernization process of the ECT
· Thorough examination of key trends and important criticisms of the ECT

Refreshed and revised, this new edition will be an indispensable reference point for academics, students, lawyers, economists, and policymakers working in energy law and policy.

Here is the link to the second edition of my book COMMENTARY ON THE ENERGY CHARTER TREATY, 2nd edition, Elgar Commentaries, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2023, 608 pages, ISBN: 978 1 03531 627 4.

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