Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS:
Title: Balancing and sovereignty in international law : reviewing convergences and divergences in international investment law and trade law
Author: Lin, Ying-Jun
ISNI:       0000 0004 7964 086X
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2019
Availability of Full Text:
Access from EThOS:
Access from Institution:
This study aims to advance the discussion of the relationship between international investment law and trade law. International lawyers have explored this issue by analysing the convergence and divergence of the treaty text and the practice. This study, however, moving away from the focus on the convergence/divergence dichotomy. It argues that the what is elementary to international law is how the States and adjudicators share the understanding of the governance of state practices and how the shared understandings shape the boundaries of sovereignty written in the treaty and interpreted by the practice. The argument leads the study to demonstrate how the change of political ideologies concerning the role of government on the market can shed light on the development of international investment law and trade law. This study offers an original interpretative approach to review the parallel between international investment law and WTO law in terms of balancing. It integrates the analysis of balancing into the discussion of international law to suggest the boundaries of sovereignty gradually shifting toward the reservation and expansion, and so is one of the comparative studies to attempt to suggest the unity of the two regimes. As a result, these analyses get a detailed discussion of a variety of a legal principle reflecting the interaction between the States and adjudicators in competing contexts.
Supervisor: Cole, Tony ; Ahmed, Masood Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID:  DOI: Not available