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

IIA-related break-out sessions
organized by the South Centre
Event
Session Type
Breakout sessions
Session Themes
High-level event
Room number
Room XXII
Event Manager
Ms. Elisabeth Tuerk
Contact Email
elisabeth.tuerk@unctad.org
Background Documents
23 October 2018
12:30 - 14:30 Europe/Zurich
Europe/Zurich

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

Coordinator, the Global Governance for Development Programme, South Centre
Founder and Executive Director, African Center of International Law Practice (ACILP)
Director, Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch
Director, Legal, International Trade and Investment, Trade Negotiations Unit, International Trade & Economic Development Division, Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa