Webinars on Investment Law and Policy
Officials from developing country governments and regional organizations need to access information on developments in international investment law and policy to negotiate better treaties and contracts—and prepare for and manage investment disputes.
This is why IISD is hosting a webinar series on investment law and policy for negotiators and officials involved in investment disputes. Experts, academics and practitioners who specialize in international investment law and policy will discuss a range of issues arising in investment negotiations and dispute settlement.
The webinars will cover themes such as ongoing negotiation or reform processes at the international and regional levels, the evolution of substantive standards in international investment law, the development of criteria for investment that advance sustainable development, innovative approaches to investment-related dispute settlement processes and more.
Compensation Under Investment Treaties: Exploring ideas for reform
The November 2020 edition in our webinar series was devoted to examining the issues involving compensation in international investment law and encourage a discussion on reform options. The webinar was held on November 24, 2020. The video is available for viewing below.
The Multilateral Framework on Investment Facilitation: What Investment Negotiators Need to Know
The August 2020 edition in our webinar series was devoted to the proposed multilateral framework on investment facilitation under discussion by a group of World Trade Organization (WTO) Members. The webinar was held on Thursday, August 20, 2020. The video is available for viewing below.
Termination and Renegotiation of Investment Treaties
The March 2020 edition in our webinar series was devoted to the termination and renegotiation of investment treaties, based on a recent paper from our Best Practices series. The webinar was held on Thursday, March 26, 2020. The video is available for viewing below.
The Energy Charter Treaty: To "modernize" or to exit?
The January 2020 edition in our webinar series was devoted to the Energy Charter Treaty, looking both at the modernization process now underway and the implications of termination and withdrawal. The webinar was held on Wednesday January 22, 2020, at 3:30 PM CET/9:30 AM EST. Further details are available on the event page. The video is available for viewing below.
Investment treaties and human rights law: interactions and recent developments
The November 2019 edition in the series was devoted to the UN process to develop a binding treaty on business and human rights. The webinar was held on Thursday November 21, 2019, at 3 PM CET/9 AM EST. Further details are available on the event page. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Shedding light on investment negotiations, dispute settlement and reform
Damages in International Investment Law took place on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 12:00 noon CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Security for Costs in International Investment Law took place on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Developments in investment negotiations, dispute settlement and reform: A practitioner's perspective took place Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Opportunities and challenges to developing a model investment treaty
Developing a model investment treaty: the opportunities and the challenges took place Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. GMT. Additional details and a series of short videos are available at the link above.
Developing and negotiating based on model treaties
Developing and negotiating based on a model investment treaty took place Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. UTC / 11:00 a.m. CET. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Making sense of investment facilitation
Investment Facilitation – Making sense of concepts, discussions and processes, took place Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 15:00 CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
What to expect at the 2018 NY UNCITRAL Meetings
UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform: What to expect at the upcoming working group meeting in New York, took place Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 15:00 CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Future webinar dates will be announced shortly.
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Compensation Under Investment Treaties: What are the problems and what can be done?
In this brief, the authors explore the subject of compensation under investment treaties, as well as options for reform, drawing from their analysis in a related longer paper.
The Risk of ISDS Claims Through National Investment Laws
This brief explores the risks that governments' COVID-19 measures may face from investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) challenges under their national investment laws.
Rethinking Investment Policy to Support Sustainable Development
IISD experts are pushing for reform and offering their expertise to ensure good policy isn't held back by the threat of arbitration.
Reducing IIA Risks to Climate Change Rules Using Permits
The purchase of Washington Gas holds important developments for permitting foreign investment without hampering the growth of climate change regulations.
Developing and Negotiating Based on a Model Investment Treaty
This background paper provides insights into the third session of IISD's Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy, focused on developing and negotiating based on a model investment treaty.
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