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Establishing an International Advisory Centre on Investment Disputes?

December 2015
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In the light of growing globalisation and the significant increase in the number of investor-state disputes that has taken place over recent years, this paper proposes that it is time to establish an International Advisory Centre for Investment Disputes (I-CID) to serve all states — industrial, developing, and least-developed — by providing advice, capacity building, prevention, best-practices, and information sharing on issues related to defence in investor-state disputes.

Toward that end, it assesses the primary current challenges for respondent states defending investor-state dispute cases; examines the lessons to be taken from the successful implementation of the Advisory Centre on WTO Law and other initiatives, addresses specific questions and proposals related to an I-CID, and offers general conclusions for the future.

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