Regency Room, Grand Hyatt, 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017
The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is currently engaged in a process to consider reform of investor-state arbitration (also known as investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS). ISDS is also one of the controversial issues being addressed in the NAFTA negotiations, and driving the EU-led initiative to create a multilateral court for investment claims. Alongside the UNCITRAL negotiations, (April 23-27, 2018 in New York), the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the International Institute for Environment and Development organized a session for interested members of the public (e.g., civil society, academia, practitioners) to present their views on the issues discussed at UNCITRAL, namely: the problems with ISDS, options for reform, and suggested directions for UNCITRAL.
6:00 – 6:40 pm – Registration and light refreshments
6:40 – 6:45 pm – Welcoming remarks from the co-organizers
6:45 – 7:00 pm – Opening remarks from Anna Joubin-Bret, Director of the International Trade Law Division at UNCITRAL
7:00 – 8.30pm – “Lightning” comments from stakeholders and Q&A (order of presentations listed below)