Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee

Investor-State Arbitration In Crisis - The Arbitration Strikes Back?

Session Synopsis:

Is it a time for crisis to investor-state arbitration?

Investor-state arbitration is facing heavy criticism recently, resulting in several states withdrawing from the regime in their investment treaties and the EU suggesting an investment court as a substitute. How is that criticism affecting the Pan Pacific Regions? Is the approach taken by the Trans Pacific Partnership to keep the investor state arbitration the result of a different approach from the region? This session will focus on the impact of the recent criticism on investor-state arbitration, with a focus in how the Pan Pacific Region is reacting to it.

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