The Corporate Citizen & COVID-19: Investor-State Dispute Settlement

Thursday, November 19, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST (UTC–05:00)
Public Event: Virtual Event

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.



View the other sessions in this series: