Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Investors
In collaboration with the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Lebanon, ESCWA held a National Workshop on settlement of investment disputes between states and investors during the period 25-29 November, 2013. The purpose of this workshop was to familiarize the participants with investment and its parties, the motivations and needs of the investing parties to insist on arbitration, and contracts for state-derived of Arbitration for settlement of investment disputes clause. It also aimed to familiarize participants with the types and scope of disputes that may arise between the investors and the state, dispute settlement mechanisms, forms of arbitration, the applicable norms of dispute resolution, and the reformulation of disputes settlement items in the framework of bilateral investment agreements. The workshop reviewed methods of dispute resolution, including amicable means and judicial means, types of arbitration, the role of international treaties and regional centers in the Settlement of Investment Disputes, organization and competence of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, proceedings in front of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, liberalize the disputes settlement in investment agreements item. Practical cases on show trials were also reviewed.
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