Webinars on Investment Law and Policy
Officials from developing country governments and regional organizations need to access information on developments in international investment law and policy to negotiate better treaties and contracts—and prepare for and manage investment disputes.
This is why IISD is hosting a webinar series on investment law and policy for negotiators and officials involved in investment disputes. Experts, academics and practitioners who specialize in international investment law and policy will discuss a range of issues arising in investment negotiations and dispute settlement.
The webinars will cover themes such as ongoing negotiation or reform processes at the international and regional levels, the evolution of substantive standards in international investment law, the development of criteria for investment that advance sustainable development, innovative approaches to investment-related dispute settlement processes and more.
The Energy Charter Treaty: To "modernize" or to exit?
The next edition in our webinar series will be devoted to the Energy Charter Treaty, looking both at the modernization process now underway and the implications of termination and withdrawal. The webinar will be held on Wednesday January 22, 2020, at 3:30 PM CET/9:30 AM EST. Further details, including registration, are available on the event page.
Investment treaties and human rights law: interactions and recent developments
The latest edition in the series was devoted to the UN process to develop a binding treaty on business and human rights. The webinar was held on Thursday November 21, 2019, at 3 PM CET/9 AM EST. Further details are available on the event page. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Shedding light on investment negotiations, dispute settlement and reform
Damages in International Investment Law took place on Thursday, August 29, 2019, at 12:00 noon CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Security for Costs in International Investment Law took place on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at 11 a.m. CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Developments in investment negotiations, dispute settlement and reform: A practitioner's perspective took place Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 9:00 a.m. ET / 3:00 p.m. CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Opportunities and challenges to developing a model investment treaty
Developing a model investment treaty: the opportunities and the challenges took place Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. GMT. Additional details and a series of short videos are available at the link above.
Developing and negotiating based on model treaties
Developing and negotiating based on a model investment treaty took place Tuesday, October 9, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. UTC / 11:00 a.m. CET. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Making sense of investment facilitation
Investment Facilitation – Making sense of concepts, discussions and processes, took place Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at 15:00 CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
What to expect at the 2018 NY UNCITRAL Meetings
UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform: What to expect at the upcoming working group meeting in New York, took place Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 15:00 CEST. You can watch a recording of the webinar below.
Future webinar dates will be announced shortly.
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Developing and Negotiating Based on a Model Investment TreatyThis background paper provides insights into the third session of IISD's Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy, focused on developing and negotiating based on a model investment treaty. Read More
Investment Facilitation: Making sense of concepts, discussions and processesThis background note provides an overview of discussions on investment at the global level in order to better understand and place the current discussions on investment facilitation. Read More