As part of its services to ICSID Member States and the public, the Secretariat seeks to promote greater awareness of the ICSID dispute settlement process and the development of international law on foreign investment. 


Featured Publications

ICSID Annual Report

The ICSID Annual Report provides an overview of activities during the past ICSID fiscal year, including information on developments in the ICSID membership and caseload, designations to the Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators, resolutions adopted by the Council, publications, and financial statements on the income and expenditures of the Centre.

The ICSID Caseload - Statistics

The ICSID Caseload - Statistics contains a profile of the ICSID caseload since the first case was registered in 1972, providing a valuable empirical reference about trends in international investment dispute settlement generally.

ICSID Review

The ICSID Review - Foreign Investment Law Journal is the world’s leading independent peer-reviewed journal specializing in international investment law and dispute resolution.

Practice Notes for Respondents in ICSID Arbitration

The Practice Notes for Respondents in ICSID Arbitration address practical aspects of responding to an investment claim brought under the ICSID Convention or the ICSID Additional Facility Rules. 

Background Papers

The ICSID Secretariat issues consultation and background papers from time to time. These include consultation papers on the 2006 rules amendment and a background paper on annulment published in 2016.

ICSID Rules and Regulations Amendment - Working Papers

ICSID is amending its rules and regulations. This page collates the ICSID Working Papers on proposed amendment to the rules, as well as State and Public feedback received on the proposals. 

Featured Videos

This webinar held on May 4, 2020, aimed to provide practical insight and guidance from the perspective of arbitrators, counsel and the secretariat who participated in a recent three-day virtual hearing.

Frauke Nitschke, ICSID senior legal counsel, provides a quick preview of the new investor-state mediation rules under development at ICSID.