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Investment Arbitration and its Discontents: An Empirical Assessment

Editors’ Note:  This is the latest post in our ongoing series of posts (see introduction here, first post on costs here, second post on duration of proceedings here, third post on the diversity deficit in investment arbitration here, fourth post on the impartiality and independence of arbitrators here) individual members of the Academic Forum of the UNCITRAL Working Group III (UN WG III) on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, in parallel with the ongoing UN WG III sessions taking place this week in New York.  The series features summaries of more detailed concept papers prepared by various working groups of the Academic Forum.  This post summarizes a more detailed concept paper prepared by members of Academic Forum Working Group 7. Introduction The legitimacy crisis in international investment arbitration continues to generate attempts at systemic reform. The latest act is playing out in the theatre of UNCITRAL, which is wrestling with issues such as excessive…

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Independence and Impartiality of Arbitrators in Investor-State Arbitration: Perceived Problems and Possible Solutions

Editors' Note:  This is the latest post in our ongoing series of posts (see introduction here, first post on costs here, second post on duration of proceedings here, third post on the diversity deficit in investment arbitration here) from individual members of the Academic Forum of the UNCITRAL…

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The Diversity Deficit in Investment Arbitration

Editors’ Note:  This is the latest post in our ongoing series of posts (see introduction here, first post on costs here, second post on duration of proceedings here) from individual members of the Academic Forum of the UNCITRAL Working Group III (UN WG III) on Investor-State Dispute Settlement…

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Duration of ISDS Proceedings

Editors' Note:  We continue the series of posts (see this morning's introduction here, and first post on costs here), contributed by individual members of the Academic Forum of the UNCITRAL Working Group III (UNCITRAL WG III) on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, which provide summaries of individual concept papers prepared by various Academic Forum working groups jointly…

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Excessive Costs and Insufficient Recoverability of Cost Awards

Editors' Note:  This is the first in a series of posts we are running from individual members of the Academic Forum of the UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform, in parallel with UNCITRAL WG III's ongoing sessions this week in New York.  These posts at EJIL:Talk! are meant to summarize more detailed concept…

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