UNCITRAL Transparency Rules and Convention on Transparency

Session Type
Side Events
Room number
15 October 2014
13:00 - 15:00 Europe/Zurich

Lack of transparency and participation are among the key concerns associated with the current regime of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS). UNCITRAL recently undertook work on two mportant new international instruments, which have the potential to foster transparency in ISDS: "the Rules" on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration (adopted in 2013), and "the draft convention" on transparency in treaty-based investor-State arbitration (to be presented for adoption by UN the General Assembly by the end of the year). This side event will assist governments, the arbitration community, civil society and the private sector to learn about these instruments, share views and  experiences and prepare the forthcoming debate about the Rules’ application and the convention’s ratification