Now available online: Webinar "Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: Low-Hanging Fruit or Unreachable Goal?" (July 2, 2020)

9 July 2020

Watch it on the MPI Luxembourg Youtube channel:

A draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) was recently published by the Secretariats of ICSID and UNCITRAL, at the request of States negotiating in UNCITRAL's Working Group III. A Code of Conduct has the potential to address many of the criticisms faced by ISDS and could be an important tool to reform the ISDS system.

This webinar, moderated by Prof. Ruiz Fabri, gathered experts and active participants in ISDS:
•    Prof. Chiara Giorgetti (University of Richmond Law School; Former Scholar in Residence at ICSID where her main responsibility was to work on the Draft Code)
•    Mr. André von Walter (Team Leader, Legal Affairs & Dispute Settlement, DG TRADE, EU Commission)
•    Prof. John Crook (George Washington University, Judge on NATO’s Administrative Tribunal, Arbitrator)
•    Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler (University of Geneva)
•    Ms Mairée Uran Bidegain (Head - Defense Program in Foreign Investment Arbitration, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile)

Prof. Chiara Giogetti has first presented the content of the draft code. Then, the speakers discussed the policy choices negotiators face to finalize the Code. Finally, they have assessed possible differences and tensions between States' vision and users' preferences.

This webinar was organised by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law and the University of Richmond School of Law.

Co-sponsors :
Transnational Dispute Management (TDM/OGEMID)
American Society of International Law
American Branch of the International Law Association