Prof. Dr. Javier I. Echaide is Doctor of Law from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and Lawyer (UBA) specialized in International Law. He has a Postgraduate course in Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in International Trade and Investment and has completed a Master in International Relations (Faculty of Law, UBA).
He is Deputy Researcher of CONICET (National Council of Scientific and Technical Research) in Argentina, and a categorized researcher by the Ministry of Education of Argentina. He is a Trained Researcher of the Institute of Legal and Social Research "Ambrosio Gioja" (Faculty of Law, UBA), and Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), of the Faculty of Law of the National University of Lomas de Zamora (UNLZ).
He specializes in studies on the human right to water and its link with the investment protection regime and international trade, in particular with the ICSID arbitration system and trade negotiations in the WTO.
He is External Expert Consultant for the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2019) and for UNCTAD (2017), former Vice President of CAITISA (Comprehensive Citizen Audit Commission of Investment Treaties and the Arbitration System) of the Republic of Ecuador (2013-2014), former member of the Commission of Jurists of the Argentine Legal Digest (2010-2011) in Argentina, and former Editor for the Spanish version of the Investment Treaty News Magazine published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada and the US (2015).
He is an actual Member of the International Investment in Latin America Network (IILANet) at the University of Dundee, Scotland, United Kingdom; Member of the WATERLAT research network; and also Member of the Working Group "Lex Mercatoria, human rights and democracy", of the Latin American Center for Social Sciences (CLACSO).
The Institute of Legal and Social Research "Ambrosio L. Gioja" is the main research center of the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), the main university in Latin America and Spain. It was created on March 5, 1984, by Resolution of the University of Buenos Aires. Its purpose is to coordinate and centralize research in a single Institute in order to avoid the dispersion of efforts and prevent the possible overlapping of tasks due to the existence of numerous Institutes. Research at this institute covers all areas of Law, from the Philosophy of Law to specific areas of Private Law and Public Law, both in the legal field in Argentina and in the field of International Law. It has an electronic periodical publication magazine and has 57 trained researchers, another 65 affiliated researchers and 39 fellows members, becoming thus of the main legal research centers in the country.