ITN March 2008

ITN March 27, 2008

In this issue: Norway proposes significant reforms to its investment treaty practices; ANALYSIS: transparent investment arbitrations favoured in Norway draft BIT; ANALYSIS: Norway draft BIT has many innovations with respect to protection; Canada says China BIT will have minimal impact on Canada’s environment; Investors in South Africa mining arbitration to file first set of pleadings in late April; Lid remains on ICSID award in Georgian dispute over Iron & Steel Works; IISD contributes briefing paper to the UN Secretary General’s Special Representative (UNSGSR) on Business and Human Rights process; Czech Republic wins ICC battle with Mittal Steel, also faces separate BIT claim.