Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 11, Issue 2, June 2020

Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

By Suzy H. Nikièma, Marina Ruete, Sofia Baliño, Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Sarah Brewin, Zoe Phillips Williams, Nyaguthii Maina, Lise Johnson, Michael Burger, Tarald Laudal Berge, Taylor St John, Sofia de Murard, Hamed El-Kady, Yvan Rwananga, Affef Ben Mansour, Maria Bisila Torao, Marios Tokas, Yashasvi Tripathi on June 24, 2020

Featured articles:

  • Protecting Against Investor–State Claims Amidst COVID-19: A call to action for governments, by Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Sarah Brewin, and Nyaguthii Maina
  • Valuing Fossil Fuel Assets in an Era of Climate Disruption, by Kyla Tienhaara, Lise Johnson, and Michael Burger
  • Why Do States Consent to Arbitration in National Investment Laws? by Tarald Laudal Berge and Taylor St John
  • The Treaty on Sustainable Investment for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation: A model to steer international law toward renewable energy investments and the low-carbon transition, by Sofia de Murard
  • Morocco’s New Model BIT: Innovative features and policy considerations, by Hamed El-Kady and Yvan Rwananga
  • Domestic Procedures for the Payment of Damages by States in Investment Arbitration, by Affef Ben Mansour

Summaries and analysis of recent arbitration awards and decisions:

  • ICSID tribunal declines jurisdiction ratione voluntatis over claims brought against Iraq under the OIC Investment Agreement (Itisaluna Iraq LLC and others v. Republic of Iraq, ICSID Case No. ARB/17/10), by Maria Bisila Torao
  • ICSID tribunal rejects intra-EU jurisdictional objection and upholds jurisdiction over mass claim (Theodoros Adamakopoulos and others v. Republic of Cyprus, ICSID Case No. ARB/15/49), by Marios Tokas
  • An HKIAC Tribunal Dismissed the Claims by U.S. Citizen Jin Hae Seo Against South Korea for Lack of Jurisdiction (Jin Hae Seo v. Republic of Korea, HKIAC Case No. HKIAC /18117), by Yashasvi Tripathi
  • All claims rejected on merits in Lidercón’s case against Peru: Changing regulatory framework and judicial decisions did not breach the FET standard (Lidercón, S. L. v. Republic of Peru, ICSID Case No.ARB/17/9), by Anna Sands
  • ICSID tribunal decides Ukraine did not violate due process in reclaiming three land plots from British investors (Krederi Ltd. v. Ukraine ICSID Case No. ARB/14/17), by Marios Tokas

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Investment Law & Policy
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IISD, 2020