Past Event

Investment Arbitration and Human Rights with Filip Balcerzak

December 4, 2014
12:10 PM - 1:00 PM
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Columbia Law School, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 807

CCSI, the Columbia International Arbitration Association (CIAA) and the Columbia Society of International Law (CSIL) co-hosted a talk and discussion with Filip Balcerzak, a European academic, practitioner, and frequent contributor to the Investment Arbitration Reporter, on issues involving investment arbitration and human rights.

International investment law and human rights law developed along separate and distinct paths. Yet although they remain perceived as separate fields of international law, there are intersections between them. The talk and Q&A examined those intersections, analyzing (i) in what situations human rights could become relevant for investment arbitration and (ii) whether there can be a place for human rights arguments in the course of arbitral proceedings based on investment treaties.