Facundo Perez Aznar


Facundo Pérez-Aznar ( facundo.perez@graduateinstitute.ch) is senior researcher at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) and andjoint Professor of International Economic Law in the Master in International Relations at the University of Buenos Aires. He worked for several years as legal counsel in the Department of International Affairs at the General Attorney’s Office of Argentina, which is in charge of handling the interest of Argentina in international disputes (mostly ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitrations) and previously as legal officer in the Directorate of Latin American Economic Integration at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Argentina. He holds a law degree from the National University of La Plata, Argentina, and a Master degree and a Ph.D. in international law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

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Casual Vacancies in the ICJ: Law, Practice, and Policy

The irredeemable loss of Judge Antonio Cançado Trindade has triggered a casual election in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), that will take place in November. This election will be contested, since there are now three candidates for the position: Marcelo Kohen (Argentinian national), Leonardo Nemer Caldeira Brant and Paulo Borba Casella (both of…

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Revisiting Carlos Calvo on the 200th Anniversary of his Birth

It was recently the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Argentine diplomat and jurist Carlos Calvo. Despite the fact that he died more than a century ago, his name resonates continuously in international literature through the so-called “Calvo Doctrine” and the “Calvo Clause”. However, his rich legal and political thinking exceeds these two concepts. This short piece…

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The MERCOSUR Protocol on Investment Cooperation and Facilitation: regionalizing an innovative approach to investment agreements

The States Parties of the MERCOSUR (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay) signed in April 2017 the Protocol on Investment Cooperation and Facilitation (“MERCOSUR Protocol”). As discussed in this post, the Protocol draws significantly on the Brazilian model investment agreement (the Agreement on Cooperation and Facilitation of Investments – ACFI), which stands out for departing…

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