IISD-UNIGE Speaker Series on Investment Disputes
In collaboration with Professor Makane Moïse Mbengue and Stefanie Schacherer from the Département de droit international public et organisation internationale (Faculty of Law) at the University of Geneva, IISD developed and launched this speaker series in 2017. Each event features in-depth discussion on a specific investment dispute case with a diverse range of speakers—from international and national policy-makers to legal experts to academics and students.
Learn more about past event topics:
- Investment treaties in Singapore: lessons about the design of the investment regime
- The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice
- Investment for Sustainable Development Provisions
- Alcohol Labeling, Obesity Prevention Laws and Beyond
- Implementing the OECD BEPS Action Items: Bogdanova v. Moldova, Enron v. Argentina
- International Investment Law and the Clean Energy Transition
- International Investment Law and Human Rights: Urbaser v. Argentina
- Trade, Investment Law and Public Health: The Phillip Morris Saga
- Investment Arbitration and Criminal Conduct: Al Warraq v. Indonesia
To learn more, please contact [email protected].
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.
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.
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