Working Group III of UNCITRAL will meet in New York from April 23 to 27, 2018, to further its mandate on possible reform of investor–state dispute settlement (ISDS). At the meeting, the working group will continue to identify concerns regarding ISDS, consider whether reform is desirable and, if so, develop recommendations.
IISD is launching its Webinar Series on Investment Law and Policy with its first webinar taking place Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. ET. The title and topic of our first webinar will be "UNCITRAL Process on ISDS Reform: What to expect at the upcoming Working Group meeting in New York," in preparation for the upcoming UNCITRAL meeting. The goal of the webinar is to support governments in building on the UNCITRAL process to work toward an ISDS reform agenda that works for sustainable development.
Expert presenters will provide an overview of the previous meeting of the working group on this topic—held in Vienna from November 27 to December 1, 2017—and analyze some of the submissions made and positions taken. It will also provide an opportunity for participants to discuss various options for multilateral reform of ISDS and the way forward at UNCITRAL.
Our expert presenters at the webinar will be:
Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder – Group Director, Economic Law and Policy, IISD
Robert Howse – Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law, New York University School of Law