The Rise of Investor-State Public Health Disputes: Lessons Learned from the Idiosyncrasy of Argentinian and NAFTA Cases in the Era of covid-19

The Rise of Investor-State Public Health Disputes: Lessons Learned from the Idiosyncrasy of Argentinian and NAFTA Cases in the Era of covid-19

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Munia El Harti Alonso
Sophia Herbst


La prominencia de Argentina en la historia del arreglo de diferencias relativas a inversiones internacionales (ISDS) permite un estudio de caso fundamental sobre la tensión entre las medidas estatales y la inversión extranjera directa (IED). Argentina, al igual que otros países latinoamericanos, ha adoptado un enfoque proactivo para mitigar la pandemia actual. En particular, estas decisiones de salud pública de emergencia pueden obstaculizar la IED, lo que conlleva a un aumento de las disputas de inversiones. Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar comparativamente la crisis argentina pasada, y los casos del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) relacionados con la salud publica, capitalizando sobre las lecciones aprendidas para proporcionar una guía en anticipación de las disputas de la covid-19. Para explorar este tema, una discusión sobre cuestiones jurisdiccionales y de procedimiento permite una aplicación moderna de cuestiones pasadas.

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