Resources and Events


Investment Trends Monitor

UNCTAD (October 2020)

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Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Investment Promotion

The IPA Observer (October 2020)

Investment promotion agencies are increasingly integrating gender concerns into their work.

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UNCTAD’s IIA Reform Accelerator – A New Tool to Facilitate Investment Treaty Reform

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Twenty-Fourth Report on G20 Investment Measures


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Investment Treaties and the Legal Imagination. How Foreign Investors Play by Their Own Rules

By Nicolás Perrone. Oxford University Press (January 2021)

This book explores the role of private sector actors (business leaders, bankers, and international lawyers) in the development of international investment law. It also takes a new look at influential awards, including those related to conflicts involving local communities.

2020 International Arbitration Survey: Investor–State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

By the School of International Arbitration, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)

This survey and resulting report focus on investors’ views of ongoing ISDS reform processes and positions.

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What Is Wrong with Investment Arbitration? Evidence From a Set of Behavioural Experiments

By Maria Laura Marceddu & Pietro Ortolani. European Journal of International Law (September 2020)

This article uses an experimental approach to better understand public criticism of investment arbitration.

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Proportionality and Human Rights Protection in International Investment Arbitration: What’s Left Hanging in the Balance?

By Daria Davitti. Nordic Journal of International Law (November 2020)

This article examines the proportionality analysis carried about by arbitral tribunals when the protection of foreign investment comes into conflict with human rights protections.

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Call for papers: Political and Legal Theory of International Courts and Tribunals 2021

Expressions of interest due January 4, 2021. Workshop to be held via Zoom, June 21–22, 2021.

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The Potential Value-Added Of An Investment Facilitation Framework For Development

German Development Institute. December 14, 2020

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