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UNIGE-IISD Lunch Series on Investment Disputes

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Investor–state dispute settlement cases have significant public policy implications, including in the areas of health, environmental protection, economic development and taxation.

This lunch series aims to examine the relationship between international investment law cases and sustainable development goals and policies. It was developed by IISD and the Department of Public International Law and International Organisation at the University of Geneva.

We invite international and national policy-makers, academics and students with different backgrounds to explore and discuss selected cases.

Upcoming Luncheon:

Investment for Sustainable Development Provisions

This session will explore the relationship and interplay between investment provisions and the sustainable development provisions in investment and trade agreements. We invite you to join Martin Kohout to explore some innovative approaches and discussions taking place in Africa on this topic, including the ongoing debates around the African Continental Free Trade Area. Learn more on the event page.

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To register or for more information please contact: Fariba DiBenedetto-Achtari fdibenedetto@iisd.org

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    The Influential Amici in Philip Morris v. Uruguay: A new role for intergovernmental organizations in investment treaty arbitration?

    The role of amicus curiae briefs in the outcome of the Philip Morris v. Uruguay dispute suggests that intergovernmental organizations could play a more useful role in investment treaty arbitration. Read More
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    Can Investor-State Dispute Settlement Be Good for the Environment?

    Can Investor-State Dispute Settlement Be Good for the Environment?

    Renewable energy investors have been using investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms to fight cuts to subsidies in Europe, but this short-term gain may hinder states in their broader pursuit of environmental objectives like addressing climate change and pollution. Read More