1st Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
The Forum was held October 1–2, 2007, in Singapore, co-hosted by the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Centre on Asia and Globalisation, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore.
It brought together over 30 negotiators from 25 developing countries for two days of intensive sessions. The agenda, formulated by a steering committee of negotiators, gave ample opportunity for participants to share their experiences and learn both from fellow negotiators as well as from experienced arbitrators, distinguished academics and other expert presenters.
There was overwhelming consensus at the close of the meeting on the value of the event, and the need for more such events, as well as strong offers of support for organizing any subsequent meetings. IISD is in the process of raising the funds for a second forum, as well as exploring other recommendations made by the participants for serving the community of developing country investment negotiators.
Learn more about the Annual Forums of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
Reflecting on a Year Online: Lessons from an IISD survey of international investment negotiators
Participants in this webinar will have opportunities to discuss a forthcoming IISD report on virtual negotiations on international investment governance, while also sharing their experiences with and views on the challenges and opportunities involved.
Asia-Pacific Workshop on UNCTAD's Phase 3 of IIA Reform: Improving investment policy coherence and synergies
This joint workshop for the Asia-Pacific region takes a close look at the reform of international investment agreements (IIAs), considering at how states can address the risks that can result from investor-state dispute settlement claims involving most-favoured nation clauses and “nationality planning.”
Webinar on Valuation in Investment Arbitration: Spotlight on discounted cash flow analysis
This webinar explored the critical issue of compensation (or "damages") in international investment law, with a panel of expert speakers examining arbitral tribunals' increasing willingness to use a valuation technique known as discounted cash flow (DCF) analysis when calculating compensation.
European Regional Consultation on International Investment Agreements and Human Rights to Support the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights
This regional consultation is being convened by the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights and hosted jointly by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), and the Essex Business and Human Rights Project in the University of Essex School of Law and Human Rights Center.