Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Call for Participation: Measuring the Immeasurable? The Fairness Discourse in Investment Treaty Arbitration

Daniel Behn, a PhD Candidate at the University of Dundee's Centre for Energy, Petroleum, and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), is conducting a study on the fairness discourse in investment treaty arbitration. This study is not a typical questionnaire; rather, it asks the participant to sort through a number of subjective statements (a process called Q sorting) on issues of fairness in investment treaty arbitration and to rank order them in relation to each other. The study seeks to improve our understanding on how values shape and influence the way that we approach legal problems in investment treaty arbitration. Participation should take about 20-30 minutes and will be conducted in the strictest of confidence. Those interested in participating should go to the study's website and use the access code "HLC."