REFORMS AND ALTERNATIVES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATY REGIME: VIEWS FOR THE WAY FORWARD

23 OCT 2018
12:30-14:30
ROOM XXII

REFORMS AND ALTERNATIVES FOR THE FUTURE OF THE INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT TREATY REGIME: VIEWS FOR THE WAY FORWARD

The international investment treaty regime, both in terms of the substantive content of the treaties and the arbitration-focused dispute settlement regime, have been under scrutiny for several years. Concerns emerge from experiences and challenges faced by both developing and developed countries. Today, while there is convergence on the need for reform, there is lack of clarity on the best way forward and there is a proliferation of fora where change is being tackled.

Organized by the South Centre, this session will provide an opportunity to hear views on the above topic from representatives of developing countries, international organizations, academics, and civil society organizations.

The main aim of the event is to provide reflections on the way forward in rethinking the international investment treaty regime.

SPEAKERS

Mr. Carlos M. Correa

Executive Director, South Centre Secretariat

Mr. Mouhamadou Madana Kane

Founder and Executive Director, African Center of International Law Practice (ACILP)

Ms. Lori Wallach

Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch

ORGANIZER

The break-out session is organized under the sole responsibility of the above-mentioned organizer. The UNCTAD secretariat is not responsible for the content of the discussions or for the material provided during the break-out session.