Geneva Still Inspires? An Appellate Mechanism for Investment Treaty Arbitration

9 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2019 Last revised: 9 Jan 2019

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C. L. Lim

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Date Written: January 5, 2019

Abstract

This necessarily abbreviated workshop paper concerns an attempt to adapt lessons learnt from the WTO dispute settlement system (DSS) in midst of the on-going backlash against the investor-State dispute settlement system (ISDS). It is in three parts:

1) Part I describes current events.
2) Part 2 describes the proposal for an appellate mechanism for investment treaty arbitration. In particular, it describes how the EU proposal for a two-tier multilateral investment court (MIC) takes inspiration from the WTO DSS.
3) Part 3 lists some key questions in relation to such an appellate mechanism.
4) Part 4 focusses on how two sets of current reform proposals in the international economic law field – divided along the lines of trade and investment treaty frameworks – might interact.
5) Part 5 concludes this brief overview.

Suggested Citation

Lim, C. L., Geneva Still Inspires? An Appellate Mechanism for Investment Treaty Arbitration (January 5, 2019). Paradise Lost or Found? The Post-WTO International Legal Order (Utopian & Dystopian Possibilities), University of Tokyo Workshop, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3310738 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3310738

C. L. Lim (Contact Author)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong ( email )

Shatin, N.T.
Hong Kong
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