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Demystifying Moral Damages in International Investment Arbitration. / Weber, Simon.

In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, Vol. 19, No. 3, 27.11.2020, p. 417–450.

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Weber, S 2020, 'Demystifying Moral Damages in International Investment Arbitration', The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 417–450. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718034-12341430

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Weber, S. (2020). Demystifying Moral Damages in International Investment Arbitration. The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 19(3), 417–450. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718034-12341430

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Weber S. Demystifying Moral Damages in International Investment Arbitration. The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals. 2020 Nov 27;19(3):417–450. https://doi.org/10.1163/15718034-12341430

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Weber, Simon. / Demystifying Moral Damages in International Investment Arbitration. In: The Law & Practice of International Courts and Tribunals. 2020 ; Vol. 19, No. 3. pp. 417–450.

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