The reform of investor-state dispute resolution: Challenges and prospects

Date & time

12–1pm Monday 27 August 2018


Phillipa Weeks Staff Library

ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University


Catherine Kessedjian, Professor Emerita, University Panthéon-Assas Paris II


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Nicole Harman

Presented by The Centre for International & Public Law

Catherine Kessedjian

The UNCITRAL has launched negotiations for the reform of investor-state dispute resolution to address states' concerns over a process that they feel has gotten out of hand. Professor Kessedjian will reflect on some of the criticism and discuss what solutions could be crafted to address them.


  • Catherine Kessedjian »

    Catherine Kessedjian is Professor Emerita of the University Panthéon-Assas Paris II. She acts as both arbitrator in International Commercial and Investment Disputes and as a mediator in French and English. She is a member of numerous professional organisations, notably the American Law Institute (ALI) and the Institut de droit international. For ALI, she currently acts as a member of the International Advisers Committee for the Restatement on Foreign Relations Law. She is the President of the French Branch of the International Law Association and Vice Chair of the global ILA.

    Until 2016, she was the Deputy Director of the European College of Paris and the Director of Studies of the LLM in European Law. In 2016, she was Visiting Professor at Padova University (Italy) and in 2017, Wainwright Senior Fellow and Visiting Professor at McGill Faculty of Law. She was Hauser Global Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law in 2004, 2008 and 2011, and Visiting Professor at Yale Law School in January 2010.

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