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Railroad Development Corporation v. Guatemala

Type of decisionSecond Decision on Objections to Jurisdiction
Date of decision18 May 2010
Andrés Rigo Sureda (President)
James R. Crawford
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Legal instrumentDominican Republic – Central America Free Trade Agreement
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It does not matter whether an IIT refers to domestic law only within individual paragraphs of its list of forms of investment; it is to be expected that investments made in a country will meet the relevant legal requirements
On assessing an act, which took place before the IIT entered into force, one must distinguish between an act of continuing character and an already completed act continuing to cause loss or damage
It is necessary to distinguish the date when a dispute starts from the facts leading to it


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