United Nations (UNCITRAL) Arbitration Transparency Registry

As the core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) is developing procedural rules that ensure transparency and public accessibility to treaty-based investor-State arbitration. In contrast to traditional closed proceedings, the new Rules on Transparency take into account both the public interest and the interest of the parties to resolve arbitration disputes in a fair and efficient manner. Focusing on the 2014 UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration, students will review UNCITRAL Working Group III documents to identify issues of concern and benefit for individual countries considering whether to sign and ratify the Convention. The research team will prepare a synthesis working paper for the UNCITRAL secretariat.

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