Peace Palace

Carlos Calvo

Carlos Calvo (1824-1906) was an Argentinian publicist and historian, who devoted himself to the study of the law. He became known as the founder of the Calvo doctrine, a foreign policy doctrine that states that the jurisdiction in international investment disputes lies in the country in which the investment is located. It was set in motion to prevent diplomatic or armed interventions to cash personal claims or debts, a practice which was not uncommon in those days.

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