ONGOING RESEARCH PROJECTS

Supplemental Report on Reform of ISDS: Composition and operation of international courts and tribunals 

Following the submission of the CIDS’s report on the reform of ISDS in June 2016, a second report is currently in progress on the composition and operation of international courts and tribunals. Preliminary findings of such report were presented during a Government expert meeting on the reform of ISDS held in Geneva in March 2017. The Government expert meeting was hosted by the Swiss Government and co-organized by UNCITRAL and the CIDS. The full report will be submitted to UNCITRAL before the July 2017 Commission session.

Reform of ISDS: Roadmap for the design of a permanent investment tribunal and an appeal mechanism

This research paper seeks to analyze whether the Mauritius Convention on Transparency could provide a useful model for broader reform of the investor-State arbitration framework. To this end, it proposes a possible roadmap that could be followed if States were to decide to pursue a reform initiative aimed at replacing or supplementing the existing investor-State arbitration regime in international investment agreements with a permanent investment tribunal and/or an appeal mechanism for investor-State arbitral awards.

Read CIDS report submitted to UNCITRAL

The Impact of Investment Arbitration on Governance

This projects attempts to shed light into the impact on governance of investment arbitration, in particular looking at the cases of Argentina, Czech Republic, India and Mexico.

The Geneva Internet Disputes Resolution Policies 1.0

Born as a result of an international conference that took place at the University of Geneva on 17-18 June 2015, this project offers a set of policy proposals on selected legal topics related to Internet disputes. These proposals are conceived as work in progress to be discussed and improved through a process of broad consultations and inclusive participation. For further information, please see geneva-internet-disputes.ch