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The evolving jurisdiction of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

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posted on 2024-06-18, 00:44 authored by U Grusic
This article deals with the examination of the jurisdictional requirements for ICSID arbitration set out in Article 25 of the ICSID Convention, as interpreted in ICSID case law. Emphasis is put on some of the most recent jurisdictional problems: competing jurisdictions, extension of MFN clauses to dispute resolution matters, definition of investment, effect of umbrella clauses and widely drafted dispute resolution clauses, and extent to which investors from non-Contracting States can avail themselves of ICSID arbitration. The article concludes that ICSID tribunals have shown a tendency towards liberal interpretation that favours assumption of jurisdiction. This attitude leads to the creation of a global investment protection system where a wide variety of investors, irrespective of their nationality, are able to go before ICSID in protecting their various economic activities, including purely contractual ones.

History

Journal

Journal of world investment and trade

Volume

10

Pagination

69-101

Location

Geneva, Switzerland

ISSN

1660-7112

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal, C Journal article

Copyright notice

2009, [Brill Academic Publishers]

Issue

1

Publisher

Brill Academic Publishers