Resources

IGF Guidance for Governments: Local content policies

The guidance focuses on mining sector local content policies—a suite of policies aimed at leveraging mining investment to, for example, increase local employment, boost mining companies’ local purchases and foster entrepreneurs in non-mining sectors.

The WTO and International Investment Law: Converging systems

International law has historically regulated foreign trade and foreign investment differently, leading to variances in treaty form, institutional culture and dispute settlement. However, economic, legal and sociological factors are now pushing the two systems together.

Towards an Indicative List of FDI Sustainability Characteristics

The paper seeks to make an important contribution to the international investment debate by highlighting particular desirable characteristics of FDI, outlining how these can be promoted and encouraged, and providing guidance so that national and international efforts in investment law and policy contribute fully to the achievement of these goals.

Investor–State Arbitration and Human Rights

This book examines the interrelations between human rights and international investment law and discusses whether and how human rights arguments may be presented in the course of arbitral proceedings based on investment treaties.

The Use of Economics in International Trade and Investment Disputes

This volume explores insights from the fields of trade law, investment arbitration, competition law and commercial arbitration on the use of economics within disputes, providing a comprehensive overview of existing knowledge and practice regarding the use of economics in international economic law.

Resources and Events

RESOURCES

Judging the State in International Trade and Investment Law by Leïla Choukroune (Ed.), Published by Springer, November 2016.

Interpretation of International Investment Treaties by Tarcisio Gazzini, Published by Hart Publishing, November 2016.

Mining a Mirage? Reassessing the shared-value paradigm in light of the technological advances in the mining sector by Aaron Cosbey, Howard Mann, Nicolas Maennling, Perrine Toledano, Jeff Geipel & Martin Dietrich Brauch, Published by IISD, October 2016.

Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Towards an inclusive multilateral approach by IISD Investment and Sustainable Development Program, Published by IISD, October 2016.

Ending Hunger: What would it cost? by David Laborde, Livia Bizikova, Tess Lallemant & Carin Smaller, Published by IISD, October 2016.

EVENTS 2016­–2017

November 28–December 9, 2016

2016 INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATIES AND INVESTOR–STATE ARBITRATION, International Law Institute, Washington, DC, United States,

December 7–9, 2016

INTRODUCTION TO MEDIATION, Association for International Arbitration, Brussels, Belgium.

December 9, 2016

33rd AAA–ICC–ICSID Joint Colloquium on International Arbitration, ICC, American Arbitration Association (AAA) & International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Paris, France.

ROUNDTABLE ON CORPORATE LIABILITY FOR FOREIGN BRIBERY, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, France,

January 12–13, 2017

4th ITA­–IEL–ICC JOINT CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL ENERGY ARBITRATION, ICC, Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) & Institute for Energy Law (IEL), Houston, Texas.

January 17–20, 2017

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING, Davos-Klosters, Switzerland.

Resources and Events

RESOURCES

Policy Brief #4: Investment in Agriculture, “Investing in Land for Water: The converging legal regimes” by Makane Moïse Mbengue, Susanna Waltman & Laura Turley, Published by IISD, July 2016.

Establishing Judicial Authority in International Economic Law by Joanna Jemielniak, Laura Nielsen & Henrik Palmer Olsen (Eds.), Published by Cambridge University Press, July 2016.

IIA Mapping Project by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Published by UNCTAD, July 2016.

World Investment Report 2016, “Investor Nationality: Policy Challenges” by UNCTAD, Published by UNCTAD, June 2016.

IIA Issues Note, “Investor–State Dispute Settlement: Review of Developments in 2015” by UNCTAD, Published by UNCTAD, June 2016.

Foreign Investor Protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership by Gus Van Harten, Published by Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA), June 2016.

Can the Mauritius Convention Serve as a Model for the Reform of Investor–State Arbitration in Connection with the Introduction of a Permanent Investment Tribunal or an Appeal Mechanism? Analysis and Roadmap by Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler & Michele Potestà, Published by Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS), June 2016.

Signing Away Sovereignty: How Investment Agreements Threaten Regulation of the Mining Industry in the Philippines by Cecilia Olivet, Jaybee Garganera, Farah Sevilla & Joseph Purugganan, Published by Transnational Institute (TNI), May 2016.

EVENTS 2016

September 7

SEMINAR, “DO ARBITRATORS TEND TO STRETCH THEIR JURISDICTION IN INVESTMENT ARBITRATION? A DEBATE BASED ON YUKOS AWARDS,” Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC), Stockholm, Sweden,
September 18–23

IBA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2016, International Bar Association, Washington, D.C., United States

September 19–22

MASTER CLASS ON INVESTMENT ARBITRATION, Association for International Arbitration (AIA) & Brussels Diplomatic Academy (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Brussels, Belgium,

September 27–28

ICSID COURSE, “NAVIGATING AN ICSID ARBITRATION FROM START TO FINISH,” & ICSID–CRCICA JOINT CONFERENCE, “KEY ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT ARBITRATION,” International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) & Cairo Regional Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (CRCICA), Cairo, Egypt,
October 24–28

INTERGOVERNMENTAL FORUM ON MINING, MINERALS, METALS AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT (IGF) ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2016, “THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (SDGS) AND MINING,” IGF & IISD, Geneva, Switzerland,

November 2–3

11TH ANNUAL COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT CONFERENCE, “CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT IN NATURAL RESOURCES: FROM CONSENSUS TO ACTION,” Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), New York, United States.

November 2–8

SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION ACADEMY (SIAA) 2016, “THE INVESTMENT TREATY WORLD IS CHANGING…,” National University of Singapore’s Centre for International Law (CIL), Singapore.

November 7–9

TENTH ANNUAL FORUM OF DEVELOPING COUNTRY INVESTMENT NEGOTIATORS, IISD, South Centre, Commonwealth Secretariat, & Government of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

November 10

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AND INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION, Association for International Arbitration (AIA) Italy, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Italy & Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium.

November 21

BRIDGING THE CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY GAP: THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND ARBITRATION, SCC, IBA, ICC and Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), Stockholm, Sweden.