Presented by CIGI and the Human Rights Research and Education Centre
This four-part virtual panel series is presented by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in collaboration with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa. The series celebrates the publication of CIGI’s newest book, Corporate Citizen: New Perspectives on the Globalized Rule of Law, edited by Oonagh E. Fitzgerald, which explores the legal frameworks and standards of conduct for multinational corporations.
Hosted by Oonagh, this session will provide an update on the work being undertaken by key international organizations such as the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and international investment arbitration centres, to address the growing concerns of the public sector, civil society and Indigenous communities about investor-state dispute settlement. Expert panellists will discuss progress and pitfalls in recent arbitration awards and in this policy review process. They will consider the reactions of the investor-state arbitration community to government interventions in national economies aimed at shifting to a low-carbon economy and slowing the spread of COVID-19.
- Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID
- The Honourable Ian Binnie, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
- Charles-Emmanuel Côté, Professeur titulaire, Université de Laval
- Larry Phillip (Phil) Fontaine, OC, OM, National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, activist, adviser on Indigenous relations
- Penelope Simons, Associate Professor and Vice Dean Research, Faculty of Law, Common Law, University of Ottawa
- Anthony VanDuzer, Hyman Soloway Chair in Business and Trade Law and Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Common Law, University of Ottawa
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