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Mexican law review

versão On-line ISSN 2448-5306versão impressa ISSN 1870-0578


CASTRO PENA, Rosa Haydee. Understanding NAFTA’s ISDS: A Challenge for Mexican Attorneys. Mex. law rev [online]. 2018, vol.10, n.2, pp.89-114. ISSN 2448-5306.

In the context of the 20th anniversary of the North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), this article will analyze its Chapter XI: Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Chapter XI embodies the investor’s real and practical experience under NAFTA rules. An examination of the historical record demonstrates that Mexican lawyers have been passive participants in defending investors’ rights. On the other side of the coin, Mexican investors have not been active participants in NAFTA’s Chapter XI, in contrast to Canadian and US investors. Finally, Mexico’s experience in international arbitration has not always been negative, but Mexico has been criticized for a lack of transparency and due process for foreign investors.

Palavras-chave : NAFTA (North America Free Trade Agreement); ISDS (Investor-State Dispute Settlement); NAFTA-Chapter XI; 20th Anniversary of NAFTA.

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