13th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The 13th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators was held virtually from September 3-11, 2020. The meeting was organized by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and hosted by the Government of Thailand.
The Forum has been held annually since 2007 and is designed specifically for government officials from developing countries. The 2020 edition drew over 260 participants from 69 countries and over 40 regional and international institutions and organizations.
Each event has a different theme, built around the latest trends and issues in the field of international investment law and policy, and is organized to allow time for discussion, debate, and peer learning among the participants involved. Speakers often include investment law experts, civil society members, representatives from international and regional organizations, and others working in this field.
To learn more about the Forum and its history, please visit the following website. The meeting report and agenda from the 2020 Forum are available in English, French, and Spanish through the links below.
Consultations on a Concerted Response to COVID-19 Related ISDS Risks
In May 2020, IISD conducted virtual consultations on a concerted response to the risk of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenges to COVID-19 related measures.
The Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation: What investment treaty negotiators need to know
This webinar was held on Thursday , August 20, 2020, at 3 p.m. (CEST) and involved a discussion of the multilateral framework on investment facilitation (MFIF) and its linkages to the international investment treaty regime.
Webinar: Damages in International Investment Law
In light of the high (and growing) scale of awards in investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) cases, the critical issue of damages in international investment law is gaining increased attention.
Webinar: Security for Costs in International Investment Law
This session of the IISD Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy analyzed the importance of security for costs in the current investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) context; the challenges that host states face in seeking these securities; elements for potential treaty reform and revised arbitral rules; jurisprudence involving security for costs; and related topics.