Executive Summary

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This Memorandum analyses from an empirical perspective the prevalence of submissions made by Non-Disputing State Parties (“NDSPs”) and their influence on arbitral awards in Investor-State arbitration under...

Executive Summary

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A joint interpretation is an agreement between State parties to an international investment agreement (“IIA”) on a common interpretation of a provision in the IIA. Joint interpretations can be seen as a way...

Executive Summary

(Summary of a project undertaken for the Ministry of Finance, Government of Israel)

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The fair and equitable treatment (FET) standard has become a major basis of investment treaty arbitration claims, with almost half of all...

Executive Summary

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Under the current system of Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), many International Investment Agreements (IIAs) allow foreign investors to file arbitration claims against states. Under these proceedings, foreign n...

Executive Summary

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Objective

Determine what provisions are likely to be included in the Investment Chapter of a Canada-UK Preferential Trade Agreement, assuming the UK proceeds with Brexit.

Methods

We examined the political and contex...

 Students making a presentation on the project (above).

The uOttawa students of the uOttawa-Queen's Joint Clinic carried out two projects for Global Affairs Canada related to the UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform. 

Background: 

Th...

 Students making a presentation on the National  Treatment project (above).

The uOttawa students of the uOttawa-Queen's Joint Clinic carried out two projects for Global Affairs Canada related to the UNCITRAL Working Group III on Investor-State Dispute Settlement Re...

(This memorandum is a redacted version of a confidential research project)

This report discusses the costs and benefits of becoming a Member of the ICSID (International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes) in the context of Country X. In doing so, it identifies...

This memorandum provides guidance on the type of dispute settlement mechanism that best serves the interests of the Pacific Island Countries (“PICs”) in the PACER Plus negotiations. This mechanism must be efficient, cost-effective, and inspire confidence in potential i...

Current state of law and identification of the basic criteria that counterclaims lodged by host States have to fulfil in order to be entertained by investment tribunals.

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