Membership Policy, Applications and List
Description of Academic Forum
The Forum is academic in nature in the sense that membership is open to individuals holding an academic position (at either a university or academic research center). The academic nature reflects the intention to pursue objective research and analysis of the issues that are likely to arise in the context of reform initiatives.
The Forum is also neutral, meaning that it will work in a spirit of independence, without pre‐conceived ideas on possible outcomes of the reform process.
The Forum is diverse and inclusive so as to comprise the perspectives of regions of the world that are often under‐represented in similar fora and to include individuals with diverse academic interests, scholarly backgrounds, and views on ISDS. The promoters of the Forum firmly believe that inclusiveness and diversity are key to the success of the group’s mission.
Disclosure Register of Financial Interests
Members of the Forum have disclosed whether they have any interests in ISDS proceedings or related matters.