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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 TBA

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.

Executive Training on Investment Treaties and Arbitration for Government Officials

Date: July 31-August 10, 2017
Location: Columbia University

Asia FDI Forum III: China-European Union Investment Relationships: Towards a New Leadership in Global Investment Governance?

Date: May 11-12, 2017
Location: The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Graduate Law Centre

Submission Regarding Amendments to the ICSID Arbitration Rules

In March 2017, CCSI submitted comments to the ICSID Secretariat regarding proposed revisions to ICSID’s arbitration rules. CCSI’s submission provided illustrative suggestions for amendments regarding the following issues: recognizing and safeguarding of the rights and interests of non-parties; improving transparency of the dispute resolution process; promoting transparency of ownership over investments; preventing actual and apparent… read more

The Settlement of Investment Disputes: A Discussion of Democratic Accountability and the Public Interest

In this briefing note, CCSI considers the threats to principles of good governance, including government accountability, respect for the rule of law, transparency, and respect for citizens’ rights and interests under domestic law and international human rights norms, that are posed by the settlement of treaty-based investor-state disputes. The authors also consider the exacerbated threats… read more

The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment

Information about the October 25 launch of The New Frontiers of Sovereign Investment is available here. Edited by Malan Rietveld and Perrine Toledano (Columbia University Press, May 2017). Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) can be effective tools for national resources revenue management. These state-owned investments, funded by commodity exports, foreign exchange reserves, or other national assets, are adaptable to the… read more

Public Consultation on a Multilateral Reform of Investment Dispute Settlement

In March 2017 CCSI made a submission to the European Commission (EC) in response to its “Public consultation on a multilateral reform of investment dispute settlement.” CCSI’s submission consisted of a response to the form questionnaire created by the EC and a supplementary “Position Paper” to explain in greater depth CCSI’s views on the EC’s proposed… read more

Infrastructure Investment as a Policy Tool to Reduce Inequality

Date: March 7, 2017, 1:00-2:00pm
Location: Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, Room 405 IAB

Columbia Arbitration Day 2017

Date: March 3, 2017, 8:30am – 7:00pm
Location: Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall