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(Summary of a confidential project undertaken for a non-governmental organization)* 

The Challenge for Developing Nations in Treaty Negotiations

Treaty negotiators from developing nations may not necessarily have legal training or legal support when carr...

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(Summary of a confidential project)

(A redacted version of the project is available here)

The Akwesasne community has been trading tobacco as a sovereign Nation for centuries. Despite this legacy, in modern times the community has been heavily impacted b...

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On behalf of the joint International Trade and Investment Law Practicum at the University of Ottawa and Queen’s University (“the Joint Clinic”), Simon Gollish, Andrew MacDonald, and Alina Smirnova (“the Team”) are grateful for the opportunity to work on a...

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This Reference Guide (Guide) is meant to be a practical tool to assist social enterprises in understanding the most common legal issues that will arise at an early stage in an enterprise’s development.  These include legal issues related to (1) formali...

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The economic globalization has facilitated commercial and economic integration, and has shortened geographic distances between countries. A couple of years ago, Colombian producers did not consider the possibility of exporting their products due to the large...

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This study examines whether legislation governing Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in a sample of non-OECD countries in Sub-Saharan Africa aligns with the principles of effective governance set out in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (‘Addis Agenda’) –...

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Introduction

Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) have proliferated dramatically as one of the main instruments to shield foreign investments. However, their operation has generated discontent in a number of States (including least developed countries,...

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On June 5, 2017, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt (“blockading countries”) imposed a land, air and sea blockade against Qatar. Two weeks into the blockade, the blockading countries issued a list of demands th...

(This memorandum is a redacted version of a confidential research project)

This report discusses the costs and benefits of becoming a Member of the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) in the context of Country X. In doing so, it identifies...

Microsoft has proposed a Digital Convention on cyber security and this commentary seeks to evaluate the inputs made in the proposal and how these inputs could inform future efforts in the field of cyber governance. The first part of the research presents the Microsoft...

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