1. EXPLANATION: How do you explain your country’s position regarding international investment law (i.e. the answers to questions 1-6)? What role have internal factors such as the influence of NGOs, local economic interest groups, political and legal culture, population size and characteristics, geographic location, level of development, foreign policy and/or grand strategy, and political leadership (among other factors) played in shaping your country’s engagement with international investment law? What external factors in the international system such as influence of international NGOs, globalization, international system polarity, wars, global recessions, and relationships with great powers (among other factors) have shaped your country’s engagement with international investment law? 2. ASSESSMENT: How has your country’s position regarding international investment law affected its internal political, legal, and economic development?
How has its position regarding international investment law affected its strategic position in the international system? If you were a policymaker in your country, in what ways would you change your country’s position regarding international investment law? Why? 3. Have other countries intervened diplomatically or by force in your country as a result of an investment dispute? Has your country intervened in other countries on behalf of their foreign investors? What has been your country’s position regarding an international minimum standard of treatment of investors and diplomatic protection? What has been your country’s position regarding the Calvo Doctrine/Clause? Does your country have Calvo-style constitutional and/or legislative provisions? Has it in the past? 4. 1. Investment disputes: What international investment arbitrations has your country been party to? What was the situation? What was your country’s position? What was the outcome? For more information on International Investment Law read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_investment_agreement