The issue of corruption in Investor-State disputes has been becoming increasingly important as witnessed both in the existing case practice of the forums tasked with addressing Investor-State disputes and relevant scientific literature. It was also noted in the meetings of some of the Working Groups of Conference. Yet, no systematic attempt has been made until now to look at this issue from the perspective of the UN Convention against Corruption. Importantly, the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) has been increasingly referred to in bilateral investment treaties (BITs) as a standard to which parties to BITs shall adhere. The event will provide different perspectives at the issue and outline the relevance of the Convention to this area. Important stakeholder will share their views and will take questions from the audience with a view to examine whether and how the Convention could play a more prominent role in this field.
Paul-Jean Le Cannu, ICSID Team Leader and Legal Counsel, is speaking on the panel.