UNCITRAL and ISDS reforms: battles over naming and framing

Anthea Roberts, Taylor St John

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A striking feature of the debates over ISDS reform in the last UNCITRAL session were the battles over naming and framing. In some ways, these battles reflect the power that names and frames have in shaping our understanding of reality, guiding and limiting debates, and making some approaches or positions seem more obvious or appealing than others. In another way, these debates often represented proxy battles for deeper, substantive divisions among various states of the type we addressed in our previous blog on the Divided West and the Battle for and by the Rest.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationEJIL Talk: Blog of the European Journal of International Law
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2019


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