Workshop on Developing Countries' Challenges and International Investment Law

The Centre for International Law (CIL) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will be hosting a special two-day Workshop (November 9 and 10, 2016) on Developing Countries' Challenges and International Investment Law. Over the past two decades, many commentators have expressed varying concerns about International Investment Agreements (IIAs) and specifically Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). The Workshop sets out to explore whether, and if so, how the current IIA/ISDS system is responsive to developing countries’ goals, priorities and challenges. Our intention is to stimulate debate and produce information that will be valuable for developing countries as they continue to participate in international negotiations and as the system continues to evolve. The by-invitation only workshop will gather governments, experts and other stakeholders to discuss current issues in the IIA/ISDS system, subject to the Chatham House Rule, and will inspire future CIGI and CIL research and publication.

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CIL News

Research Positions Available
Applications are invited for positions of Practice Fellows, a Research Fellow and a Research Associate. MORE »
CIL Welcomes Mr Jansen Calamita
CIL is delighted to welcome Mr. N. Jansen Calamita as the Centre’s Principal Research Fellow. MORE »
New Senior Project Consultant
CIL is delighted to welcome Professor Günther Handl as a Senior Project Consultant under the ESI-CIL Nuclear Governance Project. MORE »
CIL Welcomes New Director
CIL is pleased to welcome Professor Lucy Reed, an internationally renowned practitioner-scholar of international law, as the Centre’s new Director. MORE »
CIL Welcomes New Research Associate
CIL is delighted to welcome Nivedita as a Research Associate under the ESI-CIL Nuclear Governance Project. MORE »
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Research & Publications

Promoting Compliance: The Role of Dispute Settlement and Monitoring Mechanisms in ASEAN Instruments
by Robert Beckman, Leonardo Bernard, Hao Duy Phan, Tan Hsien-Li and Ranyta Yusran
Cambridge University Press, 2016
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CIL Researchers’ Activities

Environmental & Maritime Security
CIL’s Youna Lyons was invited as a speaker to the International Seminar on ‘Environmental and Maritime Security for a Blue South China Sea’. MORE »
3rd ASEAN-EU High Level Dialogue
CIL’s Dr Hao Duy Phan was invited to participate in the 3rd ASEAN-EU High Level Dialogue on Maritime Security Cooperation. MORE »
Keynote Address
CIL’s Prof Beckman delivered the Keynote Address at an international conference on ocean governance and security. MORE »
Asian International Symposium 2016
CIL’s Prof Beckman and Ms Lyons participated in the Asian International Symposium 2016 in Indonesia. MORE »
Legal Status of Islands and Rocks
Dr. Phan was invited to speak at the International Workshop on Legal Status of Islands and Rocks in International Law and Practice in the SCS”. MORE »
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