IISD-UNIGE Speaker Series on Investment Disputes
Investor–state dispute settlement cases have significant public policy implications, including in the areas of health, environmental protection, economic development and taxation.
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. The series aims to examine the relationship between international investment law cases and sustainable development goals and policies.
We invite international and national policy-makers, academics and students with different backgrounds to explore and discuss selected cases.
PAST LUNCH 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 register or for more information, please contact:
Joe Zhang: [email protected]
Stefanie Schacherer: [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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