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Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State

Dispute Settlement: Low-Hanging Fruit or Unreachable Goal?

Online, 2 July 2020 from 16:30-18:00 (CET) and 10:30 - 12:00 (US East)



A draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) was recently published by the Secretariats of ICSID and UNCITR AL, at the request of States negotiating in UNCITR AL’s Working Group III. A Code of Conduc t has the potential to address many of the criticisms faced by ISDS and could be an impor tant tool to reform the ISDS s ystem. Speakers in this webinar, all exper ts and ac tive par ticipants in ISDS, will f irst present the content of the draf t code and then discuss the polic y choices negotiators face to f inalize the Code and address and assess possible dif ferences and tensions bet ween States’ vision and users’ preferences.

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. Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)

This webinar is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law, the American Branch of the International Law Association, and Transnational Dispute Management*.

If you are interested in participating in this webinar, please send an email to events@mpi.lu before Tuesday, 30 June 2020. In order to participate, a link will be sent to you when you are registered. Participation is free of charge.

Contact person: Sabrina Logrillo • Phone: (+352) 26 94 88 - 926 • events@mpi.lu

Online: Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law • 4, rue Alphonse Weicker • L-2721 Luxembourg  

* Transnational Dispute Management (TDM, ISSN 1875-4120) is a comprehensive and innovative information service on the management of international disputes, with a focus on the rapidly evolving area of investment arbitration, but also in other significant areas of international investment (such as oil, gas, energy, infrastructure, mining, utilities etc). It deals both with formal adjudicatory procedures (mainly investment and commercial arbitration), but also mediation/ADR methods, negotiation and managerial ways to manage transnational disputes efficiently. See www.transnational-dispute-management.com for more information. You can apply for a free OGEMID trial membership and students can sign up for Young-OGEMID (which is free).