Stakeholder Session on UNCITRAL ISDS Reform Process

April 22, 2018 8:00 pm

New York

(Open to public)

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is currently engaged in a process to consider reform of investor-state arbitration (also known as investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS). ISDS is also one of the controversial issues being addressed in the NAFTA renegotiations, and driving the EU-led initiative to create a multilateral court for investment claims.

Alongside the UNCITRAL negotiations, which took place April 23-27, 2018, in New York, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, and the International Institute for Environment and Development organized a session for interested members of the public (e.g., civil society, academia, practitioners) to present their views on the issues being discussed at UNCITRAL, namely: the problems with ISDS, options for reform, and suggested directions for UNCITRAL.

When: April 23, 2018, 6:00-9:00 pm

6:00 – 6:45 pm – Registration and light refreshments

6:45 – 8:30 pm – Presentations and discussion

8:30 – 9:00 pm – Reception    

Where: Regency Room, Grand Hyatt, 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017