IISD's diverse team of experts—which include investment lawyers, agriculture economists and fresh-water scientists—have managed projects in over 70 countries.
Vattenfall v. Germany
The Swedish energy company Vattenfall brought an international arbitration claim against Germany in relation to that country's recent decision to phase out nuclear power. On May 31, 2012, this second Vattenfall case against Germany was registered at the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID).Learn More
Chevron v. Ecuador
On April 18, 2011 the arbitral tribunal in Chevron v. Ecuador issued a procedural order rejecting the application made by two non-governmental organization petitioners—the International Institute for Sustainable Development and Fundación Pachamama—to serve as amici curiae in the jurisdiction phase of that dispute brought pursuant to the U.S.-Ecuador investment treaty.Learn More
Transparency and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules
In 2006 the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) began revising its arbitration rules, which are the second-most commonly used in investor–state arbitration. IISD obtained status in 2006 to observe this process, and has actively participated in every session of the Working Group since.Learn More