In light of growing dissatisfaction with investor-state arbitration, there are now growing calls by some states to establish an international investment court. In 2016, the European Union and Canada sponsored intergovernmental meetings on the need to establish a multilateral investment court. In July 2017, UNCITRAL will be considering whether to add this topic to its future work agenda. But is an international investment court necessary? And would such a proposal be feasible? This is an important issue that many states are currently facing, including Australia which has now been sued twice under investment treaties by Philip Morris and APR.
Chaired by Associate Professor Anthea Roberts.