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IISD publishes objective, independent, high-quality research and resources relating to investment law and policy. We also examine investment issues in two key sectors: agriculture and mining.

  • Best Practices
    IISD Best Practices Series: Compensation Under Investment Treaties (Advance Draft)

    IISD Best Practices Series: Compensation Under Investment Treaties (Advance Draft)

    This advance draft of the latest IISD Best Practices Series paper focuses specifically on the awards seen in various investment treaty arbitration cases, how they are determined and what can be learned going forward. Please note that this paper will be updated following comments.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy. This special edition of ITN is devoted to international investment governance.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

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  • Briefing Note
    Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

    Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

    This paper discusses practical ways to overhaul the Energy Charter Treaty to bring it in line with international law commitments with respect to climate change and sustainable development.

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  • Commentary
    Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development: Getting it right for developing countries

    Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development: Getting it right for developing countries

    This piece explores how investment facilitation belongs not in binding World Trade Organization rules, but in the work of organizations that focus on research, best practice and capacity building for developing countries.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 2, June 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

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  • Report
    Canadian Initiatives Against Bribery by Foreign Investors

    Canadian Initiatives Against Bribery by Foreign Investors

    Building on the recognition that corruption threatens sustainable development, the report analyzes Canadian legal initiatives under both domestic and international law against bribery by Canadian businesses investing abroad.

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  • Blog
    How Could China’s New Foreign Investment Law Impact Trade Debate?

    How Could China’s New Foreign Investment Law Impact Trade Debate?

    Negotiators from the United States and China have met repeatedly in recent weeks to reach an agreement to resolve some of the trade irritants between them, including the high-profile issue of forced technology transfers.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

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  • Commentary
    Summary Comments to the Proposals for Amendment of the ICSID Arbitration Rules

    Summary Comments to the Proposals for Amendment of the ICSID Arbitration Rules

    This commentary focuses on select aspects of the ICSID Secretariat's March 15, 2019 draft proposals for amendment of the ICSID Arbitration Rules.

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