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Stakeholder Session on UNCITRAL ISDS Reform Process

Date: October 31, 2018, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Diplomatische Akademie Wien, Favoritenstraße 15a, 1040 Vienna

Three Strikes and You’re Out? Investment Treaties in the EU Legal Order

Date: October 31, 2018, 12:10pm – 1:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

The CIT and the General Court of the EU: A Comparison of Powers and Competences

Date: October 29, 2018, 12:10pm – 1:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 105

Fall 2018 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

Date: October 11 – November 29, 2018, 12:10-1pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room – various

Agricultural Investments under International Investment Law

International investment law, based primarily on international investment treaties, plays an important role in the governance of investment in agriculture, forestry, and fishing. The obligations established by these treaties, and enforced by means of investor–state arbitration, can present challenges for policy-makers and others seeking to ensure that investments are sustainable, including by affecting the ways… read more

13th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference: “Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century”

Date: September 27-28, 2018, 9:00am–5:30pm (27th), 8:30am–4:45pm (28th)
Reception to follow, 4:45-6:45pm, September 28
Location: Faculty House, Columbia University, New York

Outcome Report of Roundtable on International Investment Regime and Access to Justice

On October 18, 2017, the UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights  and the CCSI co-hosted a one-day roundtable on the impacts of the international investment regime on access to justice for investment-affected individuals and communities. Held at Columbia University in New York, the roundtable brought together 32 individuals from civil society organizations, communities… read more

Forging a Path Forward on International Investment Governance: Columbia International Investment Conference

By Nathan Lobel
September 19, 2018

The world has entered a critical moment for international investment governance. To seize upon this moment, the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment is hosting a two-day conference on Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century. The conference seeks to elaborate principles for a progressive investment agenda.

Categories: Blog

Here’s How Cameroon Can Achieve Land Contract Transparency

By Téodyl Nkuintchua, Sam Szoke-Burke, and Horline Njike
August 29, 2018

Cameroon’s new code on transparency and good governance promises to remove the shroud of secrecy that has hovered over contracts the government has signed with natural resource investors. It should also require the publication of investor-state contracts for agriculture and forestry projects. Everything appears to be lined up for Cameroon to advance on land contract transparency; here’s how the government can fulfill this promise.

Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century

August 2018 Rethinking International Investment Governance: Principles for the 21st Century — written over the course of a week by a distinguished group of experts in international economic governance using the Booksprint process  — aims to serve as a practical resource for those interested in the elements of an international investment system that promotes sustainable development and achieves legitimacy by providing… read more

Categories: Books