Investment Law and Policy

The UNCITRAL Working Group III Work Plan: Locking in a Broken System?

By Lisa Sachs, Lise Johnson, Brooke Guven, Jesse Coleman, and Ladan Mehranvar
May 4, 2021

This week is one that is make or break for the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group III’s efforts to reform investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS). WGIII is discussing a draft work plan that identifies reform solutions the WGIII will advance, plots time allotted to each, and outlines the mode and pace of discussion. Will this plan enable the WGIII achieve its ISDS reform objectives?

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Investment Treaties and a New Legal Imagination

Date: May 26, 11am-12pm EST
Location: ONLINE

Crippling Compensation in ISDS: Current Practices and New Approaches

Date: April 15, 8:00-9:30 am ET/12:00-1:30 pm UTC
Location: ONLINE

Can Trade Innovation Avert a Global Vaccination “Moral Failure”?

Date: March 12, 2021, 11am – 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE on Columbia University’s Sustain What Webcast

Fall 2020 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

Date: December 1-7, 2020
Location: Online

Damages in ISDS: Just Compensation or Highway Robbery?

Date: November 2, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Location: Online

Food Systems Dialogue

Date: September 11, 2020, 9:15-11:00am
Location: Online (invite-only)

Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment 3rd Annual Conference

Date: September 8-11, 2020
Location: Online

Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: July 13-24, 2020
Location: Online

Call for ISDS Moratorium During COVID-19 Crisis and Response

We call on the world community for an immediate moratorium on all arbitration claims by private corporations against governments using international investment treaties, and a permanent restriction on all arbitration claims related to government measures targeting health, economic, and social dimensions of the pandemic and its effects.