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Jersey-UAE BIT and reflections on investment treaty practice in non-sovereign autonomous regions

A treaty is defined as “a written agreement between two or more countries”. This is not necessarily correct. Non-sovereign autonomous regions like Hong Kong can enter into bilateral investment treaties (BITs) too. Pre-1997, Hong Kong did so with the authorisation of UK, the then-colonial power. Presently, in line with Hong Kong’s constitutional arrangements, the central … Continue reading Jersey-UAE BIT and reflections on investment treaty practice in non-sovereign autonomous regions