Reshaping the Investor-State Dispute Settlement System: Journeys for the 21st Century
29 December 2014
Update: you can buy the book with a 25% discount until June 1st 2015
Cosponsored by the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), and celebrating a new book of ISDS reform proposals published by TDM-OGEMID and Brill
Date & Venue:
Thursday, February 26, 2015
8:30 am-9:00 am Registration and Coffee Reception
9:00 am-10:30 am Panel Discussion
6th floor Flom Auditorium
Wilson Center, Washington, DC
The Wilson Center will host a panel to examine practical suggestions for reform of the current system of resolving international investment treaty disputes. The increase in cases against States and their challenge to public policy measures has generated a strong debate, usually framed by complaints about a perceived lack of legitimacy, consistency and predictability.
While some ideas have been proposed for improvement, there has never before been a book systematically focusing on constructive paths forward. The new volume launched with this panel discussion features 38 chapters by almost 50 leading contributors, all offering concrete proposals to improve the ISDS system for the 21st century.
Registration begins at 8:30 am.
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Deputy Director, Kennan Institute
Jean E. Kalicki
Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP, Washington and New York; Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; and Co-Editor, Reshaping the Investor State Dispute Settlement System
Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) at the World Bank
Anna Joubin-Bret, moderator
Attorney-at-Law, Paris; former Senior Legal Adviser for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development; and Co-Editor, Reshaping the Investor State Dispute Settlement System
Associate Professor, Tsukuba University, Japan; former Deputy Director, International Legal Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; author, chapter on “Keeping Interpretation of Investment Treaty Arbitration ‘on Track’: The Role of State Parties”
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International Affairs at Yonsei Law School, Seoul; author, chapter on “Streamlining the ICSID Process: New Statistical Insights and Comparative Lessons from Other Institutions”
Partner, Dentons, Paris; former Chief, NAFTA Arbitration Division, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State; author, chapter on “Appellate Mechanisms for Investment Arbitration: Worth a Second Look for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Proposed EU-U.S. FTA?”
Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP; co-author, chapter on “The Abiding Role of State-State Engagement in the Resolution of Investor-State Disputes”
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