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Three Reasons Why Standards of Practice in International Arbitration Matter

Aug 12 2020
The ICCA Task Force on Standards of Practice in International Arbitration has recently released the consultation draft of its Guidelines on Standards of Practice in International Arbitration for public comment.

Report of the Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings

Jul 28 2020
The Cross-Institutional Task Force on Gender Diversity in Arbitral Appointments and Proceedings is pleased to announce the release of its Report, the eighth Volume of the ICCA Reports Series.

The Third Upload of the Yearbook Commercial Arbitration is Now Available Online

Jul 10 2020
The third upload of ICCA Yearbook materials is now available on KluwerArbitration.com!


Recent Articles


“Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform: Submission by the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group to UNCITRAL Working Group III (December 2019)” by Andrew Clarke, Chair of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group
Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) Reform: Submission by the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group to UNCITRAL Working Group III (December 2019) by Andrew Clarke, Chair of the Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group.
“Challenges of Arbitrators in Investment Arbitration: Still Work in Progress?” in Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements: A guide to the key issues, pp. 153-182 by Loretta Malintoppi and Alvin Yap. by Loretta Malintoppi
An important aspect of the criticism of investor- state dispute settlement (ISDS) concerns the qualities of arbitrators and their independence and impartiality. Amongst the detractors of the system is US Senator Elizabeth Warren who warned inter alia that ‘ISDS could lead to gigantic fines, but it wouldn’t employ independent judges. Instead, highly paid corporate lawyers would go back and forth between representing corporations one day and sitting in judgment the next.
"Breach of Treaty Claims and Breach of Contract Claims: Is it still unknown territory?" in Arbitration Under International Investment Agreements: A guide to the key issues, pp.323-350. by Mr. Stanimir A. Alexandrov (Washington DC., United States)
Foreign investments are often made by means of a contract between the investor and an entity of the host governments. The article discusses how treaty-based tribunals approach disputes that arise out of such contracts.