Kate Mitchell


Kate Mitchell is a DPhil in Law candidate at the University of Oxford. Her DPhil research examines the right to regulate in the public interest in international investment law. She has tutored Public International Law at Oxford, where she was also convenor of the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group and Deputy Chair of Oxford Pro Bono Publico. She graduated from Bond University in Australia with First Class Honours and the University Medal in her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts. She also holds a Bachelor of Civil Laws degree (with distinction) and an MPhil in Law from Oxford University.

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Philip Morris v Uruguay: an affirmation of ‘Police Powers’ and ‘Regulatory Power in the Public Interest’ in International Investment Law

In recent years there has been criticism that international investment treaties and investor-State arbitration conducted under those treaties increasingly, and unacceptably, have encroached upon the legitimate uses of States’ regulatory power. These concerns have not only been expressed in scholarship, but have also been at the forefront of State negotiations in recent multilateral and bilateral trade and investment…

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