Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism

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ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) was established by the Washington Convention of 18 March 1965 on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention) and has 155 Member States to date.

According to Article 13 of the ICSID Convention, each Contracting State may designate arbitrators and conciliators. Switzerland is accordingly looking for qualified persons for the renewal of Switzerland’s list of arbitrators and conciliators at ICSID, as the current list expires on 11 February 2021.

ICSID Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators (PDF, 130 kB, 20.10.2020)

Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism

In recent years, the significant increase in the number of investment-related disputes that have been submitted to international arbitration under the terms of BITs has come to the attention of the international community. The majority of the known cases against states were initiated after 2005. The Interna­tional Centre for Settlement of Investment Dis­putes (ICSID), a specialised institution of the World Bank, is particularly affected by this increase.

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Last modification 20.10.2020

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