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Towards an Indicative List of FDI Sustainability Characteristics

Based on a review of 150 instruments, ranging from international investment agreements to codes of multinational enterprises, this paper identifies ten core characteristics of sustainable FDI and twenty emerging sustainable FDI characteristics widely accepted across ten stakeholder groups. The paper explores furthermore opportunities and mechanisms to advance the application of the sustainability characteristics. The FDI sustainability… read more

Roundtable on Impacts of the Investment Regime on Access to Justice

Date: October 18, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex

Roundtable on Third-Party Funding in Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Date: October 17, 2017
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Annex

Committee on World Food Security (CFS) 44th Plenary Session: Side Event on Trade, Investment, and Food Security

Date: October 12, 2017, 1:00pm-2:30pm local (Rome) time
Location: Philippines Room (Building C, Floor 2), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, Rome, Italy

The Use (and Misuse) of European Human Rights Law in Investor-State Arbitration

Date: October 10, 2017, 12:10-1pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102B

CCSI Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Re: United States Country Visit

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will conduct a country visit to the United States in December 2017. In response to his call for input, CCSI sent a submission focused the United States’ role in the international investment regime, and the United States’ international investment agreements (IIAs), noting… read more

EU Investment Policy: The Legal Challenges

Date: October 4, 2017, 12:10-1pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 102A

Not So Sweet: Tanzania Confronts Arbitration over Large-Scale Sugarcane and Ethanol Project

By Jesse Coleman and Kaitlin Cordes
September 21, 2017

In this blog post, Jesse Coleman and Kaitlin Cordes explore how Tanzania exemplifies the many challenges of large-scale international investment. Four companies under a bilateral investment treaty in force between Tanzania and Sweden are currently holding a claim against the country after 3,000 hectares of the land allocated for the project were recovered by the Ministry of Lands, Housing, and Human Settlements Developments. The project had potential impacts on local farmers, villagers, wildlife and tourism at Saadani National Park, however, Tanzania now faces significant financial liability if they are found to have breached their obligations under the applicable IIA.

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Fall 2017 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series

Date: September 19 – November 20, 2017, 12:10-1pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room – various

Comment on US Trade and Investment Agreements Submitted to USTR

CCSI, in response to the United States Trade Representative’s request for public comment to inform its performance review of US trade and investment agreements, submitted Comments that focused on the impact that investment protection provisions, enforceable through investor-state dispute settlement, have on rights-compliant, inclusive sustainable development within the United States and abroad.