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Howard Mann

Senior International Law Advisor, IISD

Senior International Law Advisor, International Institute on Sustainable Development (IISD). Specialist in international investment law and sustainable development. Focuses on the development of international investment agreements, investment contracts between host states and foreign investors, and domestic law on foreign investment from a sustainable development perspective. Lead author of IISD’s Model International Agreement on Investment for Sustainable Development, significant portions of which have been adopted in multiple international investment treaties since it was published in 2005. Represented IISD in Methanex Corp. v. United States, the first international investment arbitration to allow interventions by civil society organizations. Has served on a special expert panels for the International Commission of Jurists, the Government of Canada, and the International Bar Association.