Domus Nova, 5th floor
St. Olavs plass 5 (map)
This book project, edited by Ole Kristian Fauchald and Daniel Behn, will bring together some 25 scholars from multiple disciplines who are conducting empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration. A writers' workshop took place in Oslo 27-28 August 2015 in order to consider 15 draft contributions. The plan is to finalize the book for publication during the first semester of 2016.
PluriCourts lunch with professor Joost Pauwelyn (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva). He compares the trade dispute settlement mechanism under the WTO to investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), and focuses specifically on the individuals deciding trade versus Investment disputes. Read his paper (SSRN).
In August 2015, Associate Professor Gus Van Harten (Osgoode Law School) visited PluriCourts. The paper he worked on and presented during his visit is now published under the title "Investment Treaties and the Internal Vetting of Regulatory Proposals: A Case Study from Canada". Read the paper (SSRN).
By Laura Létourneau-Tremblay, Researcher, MultiRights/PluriCourts and Maxim Usynin, Research Assistant, PluriCourts
On 29 October – 1 November 2015, a team of students will take part in a moot court at King’s College in London. They will compete with over 50 other teams from all over the world to solve a case on foreign investments in solar energy in Europe – and their work may impact the solution of ongoing real-life investment disputes.
The 11th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL) was hosted by PluriCourts on 10-12 September 2015. A selection of the best papers presented at the conference will be published in an anthology edited by PluriCourts Directors Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal.
Bringing together leading experts on issues of tobacco control and international investment and trade law, this public seminar will discuss the tobacco industry’s strategy of using litigation against tobacco control regulations that states are implementing in the public interest.
By Maksim Usynin, Research Assistant, PluriCourts
Master thesis by Research Assistant Tori Loven Kirkebø. She examines the current system regulating state and corporate behavior with regards to human rights. As such it contributes to the debate on a global treaty on business and human rights through an interdisciplinary, human rights approach. Read the paper (SSRN).
This book project will bring together some 25 scholars from multiple disciplines who are conducting empirical research in the field of investment treaty arbitration. A writers' workshop takes place in Oslo 27-28 August 2015 in order to consider 15 draft contributions. The plan is to finalize the book for publication during the first semester of 2016.
Informative discussion between the civil society and academica on the possible challenges of Norway's New Model BIT.
In this lunch presentation, Professor Alec Stone Sweet will share his views on the evolution of the international treaty arbitration system.