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?
Date: May 26, 11am-12pm EST
Date: April 15, 8:00-9:30 am ET/12:00-1:30 pm UTC
Date: March 12, 2021, 11am – 12:30pm
Location: ONLINE on Columbia University’s Sustain What Webcast
Date: November 2, 2020, 10:00am-11:00am
Date: September 11, 2020, 9:15-11:00am
Location: Online (invite-only)
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.