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ICJ Judge Peter Tomka appointed to investment arbitration tribunals despite ICJ guidelines against “double-hatting”

On November 12, 2020, Peter Tomka was re-elected to the United Nations’ International Court of Justice (ICJ). Tomka has served as a judge on the ICJ since 2003 and will now be serving on the court for another nine-year term. On August 17, 2020, Tomka was appointed by China to serve on an ICSID tribunal […]

News  |  December 21, 2018

Judges of the International Court of Justice decide to no longer participate as arbitrators in ISDS cases

In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly on October 25, 2018, Judge Abdulqawi Yusuf, President of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), mentioned that the court has decided to restrict the practice of allowing members to serve in arbitral tribunals.

News  |  February 29, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement signed in Auckland; UN independent expert calls on states to safeguard regulatory space

On February 4, 2016, trade ministers from twelve Pacific Rim nations met in Auckland, New Zealand, to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.

News  |  November 26, 2015

UN Independent Expert Alfred de Zayas recommends abolishing current ISDS regime

In a report circulated on August 5, 2015, UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, Alfred-Maurice de Zayas, recommended that states abolish the existing investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) system.

Yearbook on International Investment Law & Policy, 2013–2014

This annual publication provides an overview of recent trends and key issues in international investment law and policy.

ITN  |  September 28, 2009

Oral arguments held in ICJ dispute over pulp mills on the River Uruguay

By Fernando Cabrera Diaz 2 October 2009 Oral arguments have been held at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the dispute between Argentina and Uruguay over the latter’s authorization of paper mills on their shared River Uruguay.  As per its custom, the ICJ released daily transcripts of the hearings which took place between 14 […]