Latin America and ICSID: David versus Goliath?

49 Pages Posted: 14 Nov 2010 Last revised: 16 Nov 2010

Date Written: November 12, 2010


This paper focuses on some actions undertaken by Latin American states within the framework of ICSID, which have reflected dissatisfaction with how this organization functions. Additionally, the paper analyzes the legal and political ways in which Latin American nations are opposing the ICSID system from outside of its framework. The aim of this paper is to provide a response to the following question: Is the current displeasure with ICSID in some Latin American countries likely to continue and spread to other countries throughout the region, and if so, why?

Keywords: Investment Vrbitration, Latin America, ICSID

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Fach Gomez, Katia, Latin America and ICSID: David versus Goliath? (November 12, 2010). Available at SSRN: or

Katia Fach Gomez (Contact Author)

University of Zaragoza ( email )

Pedro Cerbuna 12
Zaragoza, zaragoza 50009

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