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Training for Mediators in Investor-State Disputes, Washington D.C.

Hosted by The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the International Energy Charter 

12-14 June 2017

On 12-14 June 2017, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the International Energy Charter successfully conducted the first mediator accreditation training for investment disputes at the ICSID's facilities in Washington, D.C.

The training covered the context and framework of investor-State dispute settlement, considerations specific to investor-State mediation, inter-cultural competency, process design and conduct of an effective investor-State mediation, and ethical challenges, among other topics.

Co-organisers are already considering a second edition to continue the successful preparation of mediators for investment disputes.

The training was followed by a well attended conference on investment mediation from the perspective of States, mediators and practitioners. It was organized jointly by ICSID and the American University, Washington College of Law. The last panel reviewed the current state of investment mediation, including its role in the international legal framework and the reasons why it is not used more frequently.

Panellists engaged in an interactive discussion with the audience on how to make investment mediation more effective and overcome existing obstacles, including several of the current projects of the Energy Charter Secretariat




The full course program is available here