On 1-2 February 2019, the ISDS Academic Forum, the CIDS, together with Pluricourts Centre for Excellence and Forum for Law & Social Science at the University of Oslo will host a workshop on the reform of international investment arbitration.
The workshop will be structured around six themes that have triggered criticism of the existing regime:
· Excessive costs & recoverability of cost awards
· Excessive duration of proceedings
· Lack of consistency & coherence in legal interpretation
· Incorrectness of decisions
· Lack of diversity among ISDS adjudicators
· Lack of independence, impartiality & neutrality
The workshop will be limited to Forum members, presenters and a restricted number of academic observers but will also include a public session on the reform process.
Submissions on these themes are welcomed. One paper on each theme will be selected for the workshop and be presented alongside the studies prepared by the Forum's working groups.
Please find here further information and instructions regarding the call for papers. The deadline for the sumbission of a paper abstract is 1 December 2018.