Centre for International Law

International Dispute Resolution

The Centre for International Law (CIL) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) has recently embarked on a new research programme in International Dispute Resolution (IDR) in which it will undertake research in the various methods of resolving disputes between States, disputes between States and private companies, and disputes between States and international organisations, with a regional focus. The programme will examine all forms of international dispute resolution including negotiation, fact-finding, conciliation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication. Because of the wide ranging nature of IDR, the programme overlaps, and supports, the Centre’s other focus areas including oceans law and policy, ASEAN law and policy and trade and investment law and policy.

Survey on Obstacles to Settlement of Investor-State Disputes

The IDR team conducted an online survey on Obstacles to Settlement of Investor-State Disputes to gain insight into what is considered to be key challenges to settlement. In doing so, we have sent the survey to 97 recipients who are private counsels, institution representatives and academics. We believe that identifying these obstacles could enable parties, counsel and mediators to be more aware of the special obstacles to settlement in investor-State cases and, at the same time, consider ways to navigate around these obstacles. To view the report, click here.