ITN June 2005

ITN June 30, 2005

In this issue: Energy firms poised to notify Bolivia of potential investment treaty claims; US and Dutch investors in Estonian railway threaten BIT arbitration; NAFTA consolidation tribunal rejects Mexico’s request to merge sweetener disputes; Tribunal hears US request for consolidation of 3 NAFTA forestry investment claims; OECD offers statistics on volume of FDI covered by international treaties; Canadian Parliamentary Committee wants human rights norms for resource firms; WTO members punt proposal to exempt poorest countries from TRIMs Agreement; Canada- European Union conclude first round of investment enhancement talks.

ITN June 10, 2005

In this issue: Detailed ICSID amendments tabled, openness pondered, appeals facility nixed; Argentine Bondholders girding for multi-billion dollar investment treaty claim; ICSID tribunal issues pair of jurisdictional decisions in financial crisis arbitrations; NGOs warn on spread of IPRs in investment pacts but disputes slow to arise; EU Constitution votes a set-back for European Commission on investment issue; Canada seeks input on environmental impact of Canada-Peru investment treaty; New text offers comprehensive overview of foreign investment arbitration at ICSID; Edited collection examines research on FDI and development.