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.