Presented by CIGI and HRREC
This four part virtual panel series is presented by the Centre for International Governance Innovation in collaboration with the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) of the University of Ottawa. It 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.
This session will be hosted by Oonagh and will provide an update on the work being undertaken by key international organizations such as UNCITRAL, UNCTAD, ICSID and international investment arbitration centres, to address the growing concern of public sector, civil society and Indigenous communities about Investor-State Dispute Settlement. Expert panelists 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, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (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 AFN, activist, advisor 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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