Fifth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference
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05.04. 2011, Washington, D.C., USA

Fifth Annual Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference

On April 5, 2011 the Annual Investment Conference organized by Juris Conferences took place in Washington, D.C. This year, the event was celebrating already its fifth anniversary.  This year topic was dealing with the future of the ICSID as the leading institution in the solving of the investment disputes between the hosts states and the investors from other states. Main topics for discussion were the evergreen issues of the ICSID system focused primarily on the questions of the development of the system through the interpretation of the definitions given by the Washington Convention with special focus on the development of the definition of Investment under art. 25(1) ICSID Convention in the light of the recent case law of the Centre, possibilities of introduction of the appelate system into the ICSID Arbitration just to name a few of the pressing issues, which solution nowadays could influence the future of the ICSID system as a whole.  

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