IIAPP: International Investment Arbitration + Public Policy

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New freely available online source on investment arbitration: IIAPP.

The IIAPP website offers:

  • a searchable database of investment treaty cases;
  • an indication of cases that relate to various policy areas;
  • information on the appointment records of individual arbitrators; and
  • general information on international investment arbitration.

The searchable database covers all known investment treaty cases, as of May 2010, based on publicly-available awards, decisions, and (for NAFTA cases) party submissions.

The website, iiapp.org, was launched in September 2011. It aims to showcase research on international investment arbitration in a way that is accessible, independent, and relevant. It was motivated by past questions from governments, businesses, NGOs, and the media.

The website is produced by researchers (Gus Van Harten among others) based at Osgoode Hall Law School of York University. It is not funded by any government, business, or non-governmental organization and not developed by anyone who earns income as an arbitrator, lawyer, or witness in investment arbitration.

Also know that the Law Library has a subscription to Kluwer Arbitration; a database with full text access to a collection of journals and books from Kluwer Law on arbitration, BITs, related case law, conventions, legislation, treaties, news and more.