Public Participation in Foreign Investment Law
6th Expert Seminar on Contemporary Perspectives on International Investment Law
4-5 July 2018, Earlham Hall
School of Law, University of East Anglia (UEA)
The University of East Anglia Law School’s International Law Group are delighted to host the 6th Expert Seminar on Contemporary Perspectives on International Investment Law. This year's edition will focus on public participation in international investment law.
Procedural rules are constantly being evaluated within key institutions such as the ICSID and the UNCITRAL, as well as by Parties to bilateral and multilateral trade and investment treaties. The contentious issue of public participation is always on the table; demanding the balancing of numerous interests including efficiency, democracy, good governance, human rights and accountability. According to some, there is a ‘creeping acceptance’ of the principle of public participation in international investment law. Whether such acceptance is sufficient, or simply easily applicable lip service aimed at silencing growing criticism on the international investment regime, is nevertheless debatable.
Participants in this workshop will evaluate issues such as the evolving nature of public participation in the operation of international tribunals, in the pre-investment phase, as well as in treaty negotiations. We are pleased to welcome participants from academia, civil society and inter-governmental organisations.
This workshop is organised in collaboration with the Leiden University, the University of Bologna, as well as the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
For more information please email:
Professor Tarcisio Gazzini (T.Gazzini@uea.ac.uk)
Dr Avidan Kent (email@example.com)