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IISD publishes objective, independent, high-quality research and resources relating to investment law and policy. We also examine investment issues in two key sectors: agriculture and mining.

  • Commentary
    Protecting Against Investor–State Claims Amidst COVID-19: A call to action for governments

    Protecting Against Investor–State Claims Amidst COVID-19: A call to action for governments

    This commentary takes stock of emergency measures taken to curb the spread of COVID-19 and provides governments with options for avoiding a surge of investor-state claims challenging those measures.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2020

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2020

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

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  • Report
    Sustainable Investing: Shaping the future of finance

    Sustainable Investing: Shaping the future of finance

    A report on how sustainable investing will become mainstream in the financial industry.

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  • Report
    Investment Facilitation: History and the latest developments in the structured discussions

    Investment Facilitation: History and the latest developments in the structured discussions

    This negotiating brief was prepared for the January 28, 2020 seminar in Geneva on the Joint Statement Initiative on Investment Facilitation.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 5, December 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 5, December 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

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  • Best Practices
    IISD Best Practices Series: Compensation Under Investment Treaties (Advance Draft)

    IISD Best Practices Series: Compensation Under Investment Treaties (Advance Draft)

    This advance draft of the latest IISD Best Practices Series paper focuses specifically on the awards seen in various investment treaty arbitration cases, how they are determined and what can be learned going forward. Please note that this paper will be updated following comments.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 4, October 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy. This special edition of ITN is devoted to international investment governance.

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  • Newsletter
    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN), Volume 10, Issue 3, September 2019

    Investment Treaty News (ITN) is IISD’s flagship journal on international investment law and policy.

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  • Briefing Note
    Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

    Redesigning the Energy Charter Treaty to Advance the Low-Carbon Transition

    This paper discusses practical ways to overhaul the Energy Charter Treaty to bring it in line with international law commitments with respect to climate change and sustainable development.

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  • Commentary
    Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development: Getting it right for developing countries

    Investment Facilitation for Sustainable Development: Getting it right for developing countries

    This piece explores how investment facilitation belongs not in binding World Trade Organization rules, but in the work of organizations that focus on research, best practice and capacity building for developing countries.

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