ICSID offers services for the resolution of international disputes, primarily between investors and States, but also in State-to-State disputes. In addition, it offers fact-finding proceedings to examine and report on facts before a dispute arises. 

Arbitration under ICSID Rules

Case Administration

ICSID provides comprehensive case administration services to arbitrations under the ICSID Convention, ICSID Additional Facility Rules, and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. 

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Appointments and Disqualifications

ICSID's Secretary-General is available to be designated as Appointing Authority to appoint arbitrators, conciliators and mediators, and to decide a proposal to disqualify an arbitrator in proceedings not conducted under the ICSID Convention or the ICSID Additional Facility Rules.

 ICSID Hearing Facilities

Hearing Facilities

ICSID offers fully-equipped, state-of-the-art hearing rooms and preparation/breakout rooms in Washington, D.C. and Paris. ICSID can also organize hearings in over 130 World Bank country offices and through institutions with which is has cooperation agreements. 


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Administrative Registry

The ICSID Secretariat is available to serve as the Administrative Registry or Secretariat for dispute settlement mechanisms under international investment agreements and broader economic cooperation agreements.