Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Disputes

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 International Investment Disputes. 

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. 

Code of Conduct Resources

A first version 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. Based on the feedback received, a second version of the Code was published on April 19, 2021. 

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.