Investment Law and Policy
South Centre Quarterly Report, 1 July to 30 September 2018
This report summarizes the programmatic activities of the South Centre during the period 1 July to 30 September 2018. It is intended to provide information, organized by Program and themes, about recent developments in the areas covered by the South Centre’s Work Program and publications and meetings organized or co-organized by the Centre to examine particular issues or to provide analytical support for international negotiations taking place in various fora. It also informs about external conferences and other meetings where the Centre has participated.
Title: Reforms and Alternatives for the Future of the International Investment Treaty Regime; Views for the Way Forward
Date and Time: Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 12:30-14:30
Venue: Room XXII of the Palais des Nations
Organizer: The South Centre
How international investment agreements have made debt restructuring even more difficult and costly
International investment and trade agreements are legally binding international treaties which give investors an additional layer of legal protection on top of the host country law and contract law. However, little efforts have been made in ironing out the interface between these different laws and treaties. Inconsistencies and even contradictions have emerged in dispute settlement decisions, sometimes at the expense of public good, sovereignty and financial and economic stability. An asymmetry seems to exist in the allocation of risks and benefits between investors and recipients of investments. (more…)
Title: 11th Annual Forum of Developing Country Investment Negotiators
Date: 7-9 February 2018
Venue: Nairobi, Kenya
Organizers: Kenya Investment Authority (KenInvest), the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and the South Centre
This update provides a snapshot of the activities of the Development, Innovation and Intellectual Property Programme during the month of November 2017.
The Legal Nature of the Draft Pan-African Investment Code and its Relationship with International Investment Agreements
The present Policy Brief examines the drafting and negotiating process of the draft Pan-African Investment Code (PAIC). It analyses different aspects of this process, particularly the legal nature of the PAIC and its relationship with other international investment agreements.