Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement
The Secretariats of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) are collaborating on a draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS).
The Code is intended to provide applicable principles and provisions addressing matters such as independence and impartiality, and the duty to conduct proceedings with integrity, fairness, efficiency and civility. It is based on a comparative review of standards found in codes of conduct in investment treaties, arbitration rules applicable to ISDS, and of international courts.
Draft Working Papers for Comment
A first draft of the Code was published on May 1, 2020. ICSID and UNCITRAL received extensive input on the draft through consultation with State delegates and other interested stakeholders. Further proposals will be developed based on the feedback received.
Events, Commentary and News
The draft Code of Conduct has been widely discussed in events and publications. Here is a roundup of recent recorded webinars, commentaries and news reports on the Code.