Article from: TDM 1 (2014), in Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement
After the introduction this note includes five additional sections. Section 2 provides a background fundamental to frame the discussion on the need for conflict management mechanisms. Section 3 focuses on the clarification of the concept. Section 4 presents a preliminary sketch of the key elements to enable governments to operate conflict management mechanisms. Section 5 suggests some basic points that an international agenda could address to enable conflict management mechanisms to further develop, and Section 6 presents some final reflections and conclusions.