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Investment Law and Policy Reform: A Series of Expert Meetings

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Investment treaties and investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS) have come under increasing scrutiny over the past decade. A call for reform has emerged. IISD is working towards progressive solutions. Through a series of interactive expert meetings, IISD has fostered innovative thinking and developed elements of a progressive agenda on investment.

The outcomes of the meetings include:

  • Developing a Progressive Agenda for Reform of International Investment Law: Canadian perspectivesevent page of the expert meeting to be held in Ottawa, Canada, June 13, 2018.
  • Integrating Investor Obligations and Corporate Accountability Provisions in Trade and Investment Agreements: event page and report of the expert meeting held in Versoix, Switzerland, January 11-12, 2018.
  • Developing a New Accountability and Dispute Settlement Mechanism on Investment: Lessons from international accountability mechanisms (IAMs)event page and report of the expert meeting held in Washington, D.C., United States, April 11, 2017.
  • Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Towards an inclusive multilateral approachevent page and report of the expert meeting held in Montreux, Switzerland, May 23–24, 2016..
  • Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Reflections on a new beginning: report of the expert meeting held in Montreux, Switzerland, October 17–18, 2014.

For more information, please contact the project team.

  • Report
    Integrating Investor Obligations and Corporate Accountability Provisions in Trade and Investment Agreements

    Integrating Investor Obligations and Corporate Accountability Provisions in Trade and Investment Agreements

    This report synthesizes the main points that emerged from the discussions in the expert meeting co-organized by IISD and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) in Versoix, Switzerland, January 11–12, 2018. Read More
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    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Lessons from international accountability mechanisms

    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Lessons from international accountability mechanisms

    Working toward elements of a new mechanism for investment-related disputes, the expert meeting held in Washington, D.C., United States, on April 11, 2017 focused on ways forward on a compliance structure to hold companies accountable. Read More
  • Report
    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Towards an inclusive multilateral approach

    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Towards an inclusive multilateral approach

    This document outlines results from an IISD expert meeting discussing investment-related dispute settlement which was held in Montreux, Switzerland, May 23–24, 2016. Read More
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    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Reflections on a new beginning

    Investment-Related Dispute Settlement: Reflections on a new beginning

    If investment-related dispute settlement mechanisms at the international level were to be built anew, what should they look like? That question was the focus of an interactive expert meeting hosted by IISD, in Montreux, Switzerland, October 17–18, 2014. Read More