Professor Malcolm Langford received funding for the project ‘Compliance Politics and International Investment Disputes’ (COPIID). The project is funded under the ‘Researcher Project for Scientific Renewal’ scheme by the Research Council of Norway. Out of 1600 applications, only 190 succeeded. The application was a collaborative effort, with contributions from researchers at PluriCourts and a number of international partners.
In researching compliance, the project will look at the under-explored area of the effect of investor state dispute settlement (ISDS). What happens after arbitration? Is there compliance? Why would states comply? And how does this effect policy development and the discussions on reform?
The project will contribute to PluriCourts’ research on investor-State dispute settlement, building on findings from the PluriCourts Investment Treaty Database (PITAD) and the research project ‘Responses to the “legitimacy crisis” of international investment law (LEGINVEST),’ which is also funded by the Norwegian Research Council.
Congratulations to the project team: Daniel Behn, Yuliya Chernykh, Daniel Peat, Mavluda Sattorova, Taylor St John, Tarald Berge, Øyvind Stiansen, Veronika Fikfak, Sergio Puig, Ole K. Fauchald, Rachel Wellhausen, Maxim Usynin, Laura Letourneau-Tremblay, Runar Hilleren Lie, Morr Link, and Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi.