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CEDR produces guide to investor-state mediation

Global - April 14 2022 The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has released an investor-state Mediation Guide (the Guide) to assist lawyers and users of…

ICSID member states approve amended 2022 Arbitration Rules

Global - April 11 2022 On 21 March 2022, the Member States of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) approved wide-ranging amendments to…

English High Court rejects full and frank disclosure challenge to ex parte arbitration order (general dynamics v Libya)

United Kingdom - March 25 2022 In General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd v State of Libya [2022] EWHC 501 (Comm) Mr Justice Butcher in the Commercial Court refused to set aside an…

HSF responds to the Government’s consultation on human rights reform

United Kingdom - March 11 2022 The main window for response to the Government’s consultation paper on the reform of the Human Rights Act 1998 (“HRA“) has now closed. The…

Government releases consultation paper on the replacement of the Human Rights Act

United Kingdom - December 14 2021 The Ministry of Justice has today released a consultation paper outlining proposals for reform of the Human Rights Act 1998. Reform has been…

UNCTAD publishes report on investor-state dispute settlement cases in 2020

Global, United Kingdom - September 23 2021 The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (“UNCTAD“) has recently published its report (available here) on investor-state dispute…

Arbitration, business, and human rights

Global - July 21 2021 Ten years ago this summer, the United Nations Human Rights Council unanimously endorsed the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (the…

Supreme Court decides process for service of documents instituting proceedings on a state in general dynamics v Libya

Libya, United Kingdom - July 12 2021 In General Dynamics United Kingdom Ltd v State of Libya [2021] UKSC 22 the Supreme Court (the “Court“), by a majority of 3 to 2, held that s12(1)…

Expert panel defines ‘ecocide’, for potential adoption as a crime to be prosecuted by the international criminal court

European Union - July 8 2021 On 24 June 2021, an international panel of legal experts (the Panel) published a legal definition of ‘ecocide’ (the Proposal, link) proposed to be…

ICSID releases fifth working paper on ICSID rules revision: the last changes before the final vote?

Global - July 6 2021 On June 15, 2021, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (“ICSID“) Secretariat published its Fifth Working Paper on Proposals…