Investment Treaties and Governance Project Concept Paper: An Investment Treaty Handbook for APEC Economies
This Concept Paper addresses some of the issues raised with respect to the development of an APEC Investment Treaty Handbook. The Paper proceeds as follows. Part 1 sets out the legal and governance challenges posed by investment treaties, giving rise to the need for a resource like the APEC Handbook. Part 2 addresses the policy implications of these challenges and the role that an investment treaty handbook can play in addressing them. Part 3 clarifies the goals of an APEC Handbook. Part 4 provides an international review of models of materials used by different economies to disseminate information about international obligations within government. Part 5 outlines a preliminary approach to the design of the APEC Handbook in light of the foregoing.