Investment Law and Policy

Food Systems Dialogue

Date: September 11, 2020, 9:15-11:00am
Location: Online (invite-only)

Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment 3rd Annual Conference

Date: September 8-11, 2020
Location: Online

Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: July 13-24, 2020
Location: Online

Call for ISDS Moratorium During COVID-19 Crisis and Response

We call on the world community for an immediate moratorium on all arbitration claims by private corporations against governments using international investment treaties, and a permanent restriction on all arbitration claims related to government measures targeting health, economic, and social dimensions of the pandemic and its effects.

Webinar on International Investment Law Assistance Mechanisms: Issues, Evidence, Lessons Learned, Proposed Solutions

Date: March 24, 2020, 9:00am – 10:00am (EST); 2:00pm – 3:00pm (CET)
Location: Webinar

Concrete Measures for a Framework on Investment Facilitation for Development: Report

Based on a number of background papers and discussions during an Expert Workshop, this report identifies 12 concrete measures that could be included in the Framework on Investment Facilitation for Development being negotiated in the WTO.

The Global Rush to Foreign Direct Investment Screenings

Date: February 24, 2020, 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Columbia University, International Affairs Building, Room 918

Preparing Legal Frameworks for Environmental Disasters: Practical Considerations for Host States

This report sets forth specific steps that host-governments can take during the pre-investment, operation, and enforcement phases of extractives projects to provide financial and other protection in the context of environmental disasters associated with private sector investments.

Environmental Injustice: How Treaties Undermine Human Rights Related to the Environment

Policymakers and environmental advocates have often overlooked how provisions granted by states in international investment agreements (IIAs) have been used by investors to challenge government measures taken in the public interest to protect the environment and advance environmental justice.

Aligning Investment Treaties with Sustainable Development

Policy makers and other stakeholders are currently asking fundamental questions about whether and to what extent international investment agreements (IIAs) are consistent with and are helping to advance sustainable development objectives at home and abroad. A 2019 paper from CCSI examines the alignment of IIAs with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, arguing that while FDI will play an… read more