Monday, August 10, 2015

Conference: Twenty-Fifth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law will host the Twenty-Fifth Investment Treaty Forum Public Conference on September 18, 2015. The theme is: "The ICSID Convention at 50." The program is here. Here's the idea:

From its founding as a little-known and seldom-used multilateral treaty for the resolution of international investment disputes, the ICSID Convention has become one of the most widely known and widely used international economic conventions. With 159 signatories, thousands of international investment treaties rely upon its provisions for the resolution of disputes and hundreds of arbitral awards have been rendered under its aegis.

Fifty years after the finalization of the Convention's text in 1965, this meeting of the Investment Treaty Forum, organized in partnership with the ICSID Secretariat, looks at the history of the Convention, the legal issues raised in its interpretation and application, and its continuing role in the investment treaty regime.