The ICSID Fact-Finding (Additional Facility) Rules
offer parties the opportunity to constitute a Committee to inquire into and report on relevant circumstances in the pre-dispute phase. Their intent is to avoid legal disputes by providing an impartial assessment of facts arising in a contractual or other business dispute between the parties.
Any State and a national of any other State may agree to use the Fact-Finding Rules.
The Fact-Finding Rules address Institution of the Proceedings (Chapter I
), The Committee and its Working (Chapter II
), Termination of the Proceedings (Chapter III
), and Miscellaneous provisions including cost of the proceeding (Chapter IV
Under Article 15
of the Fact-Finding (Additional Facility) Rules, the proceeding ends with a report that is limited to findings of fact. The report does not contain recommendations and is not an award.