Resources

Prof. Tania Voon on Investment Screening

TAPP Network  Recording available here

Proposals for the Amendment of ICSID Rules

ICSID, November 2021 Available here

Webinar: Origin and Evolution of Investment Treaty Standards: Progress or regression?

International Economic Law and Policy Working Group (IELPWG) of Birmingham Law School. The event took place on Monday, November 15, 2021. Recording available here

Advocates Say ISDS Is Necessary Because Domestic Courts Are “Inadequate,” But Claims and Decisions Don’t Reveal Systemic Failings

Maria Rocha, Martin Dietrich Brauch, and Tehtena Mebratu-Tsegaye (CCSI)  Available here

Investment Trends Monitor

UNCTAD, October 2021 Available here

UNCTAD Report on new IIAs and IIA reform processes in 2020–2021

UNCTAD Report on new IIAs and IIA reform processes in 2020–2021

International Obligations Governing the Activities of Export Credit Agencies in Connection With the Continued Financing of Fossil Fuel-Related Projects and Activities

This legal opinion, commissioned by Oil Change International,  lays out the responsibilities of export credit agencies and governments regarding the financing of fossil fuel projects.

The Function of Equity in International Law

Draws on investment arbitration to make a normative argument about the role of equity in international law.

UNCTAD’s SDG Investment Trends Monitor (April 2021)

UNCTAD’s SDG Investment Trends Monitor (April 2021)

Bangladesh and International Law

A comprehensive analysis of international law from Global South perspectives with specific reference to Bangladesh.

UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor (February 2021)

Available here.

African Arbitration Atlas

The Atlas:
Includes African Arbitration Legislation (AAL)
A non-exhaustive Directory of African International Arbitrators (DAIA)

Investment Trends Monitor

UNCTAD (October 2020) Available here

Mainstreaming Gender Equality in Investment Promotion

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

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

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

Twenty-Fourth Report on G20 Investment Measures

UNCTAD/OECD Available here

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

International Trade, Investment, and the Sustainable Development Goals

This book examines the ways in which international trade and investment regimes can contribute to or complicate the pursuit of the SDGs.

Admissibility of Shareholder Claims Under Investment Treaties

This book examines the admissibility of shareholder claims under investment treaties and proposes specific admissibility criteria.

Asymmetries in Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond: A reflection on subnational government marginalisation and resistance within the trade and investment governance structures

By Ohio Omiunu (Afronomics Law)

International Investment and Competition Law

This is a special issue of the European Yearbook on International Economic Law.

Investment Trends Monitor Special Issue (March 2020)

UNCTAD’s Investment Trends Monitor special issue on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global value chains and FDI.

Investment Policy Monitor Special Issue (May 2020)

UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Monitor special issue on the investment policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

International Protection of Investments: The substantive standards

This book outlines the common protection standards contained in international investment agreements and their application and interpretation by investment tribunals.

Adjudicating Trade and Investment Disputes: Convergence or divergence?

This book contributes to the debate on the fragmentation of international law and examines the possible convergence of international trade and investment law, with a focus on dispute settlement.

UNCITRAL Working Group III Webinars

Webinar topics include the establishment of an advisory centre; multilateral instrument on ISDS reform; treaty parties’ involvement and control mechanisms on treaty interpretation; and mediation.

Africa Arbitration Academy Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa 2020

The Africa Arbitration Academy has just launched its Protocol on Virtual Hearings in Africa.

China, the EU and International Investment Law: Reforming investor–state dispute settlement

This book analyzes subjects being negotiated in the China–EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). It focuses on the pathway of reforming ISDS from both Chinese and European perspectives.

Global Investment Trend Monitor No. 32

Global FDI flows in the first half of 2019 were 24 per cent higher than in the first half of 2018.