The ICSID Under Siege

55 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2012 Last revised: 7 Jun 2012

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Leon Trakman

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice

Date Written: February 12, 2012


Intense debate rages over the transparency and efficiency of investor-state arbitration. In contention is whether national courts should displace investment arbitration administered by the International Center for Investment Arbitration (ICSID). How this debate is resolved will significantly impact on states across the globe, their public interests and investors.

This manuscript scrutinizes this debate and recommends how to resolve it.

Suggested Citation

Trakman, Leon, The ICSID Under Siege (February 12, 2012). Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 45, No. 3, 2012, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2012-6, Available at SSRN:

Leon Trakman (Contact Author)

University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice ( email )

Kensington, New South Wales 2052

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