October 28, 2022

The Role of the VCLT in ISDS: Continuity and Change in the Face of Contestation

This event, hosted by ICSID on October 28, 2022, explored emerging themes at the intersection of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, international investment law, and investor-state dispute settlement. The discussion drew upon ideas elaborated in the recently published book, "The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties in Investor-State Disputes: History, Evolution, and Future", edited by Esmé Shirlow and Kiran Nasir Gore (Wolters Kluwer, September 2022).


  • Meg Kinnear, Secretary-General, ICSID (Moderator)
  • Judge Charles N. Brower, Independent Arbitrator, Twenty Essex
  • Julien Fouret, Partner, International Arbitration and Public International Law Practice, Eversheds Sutherland
  • Kiran Nasir Gore, Professorial Lecturer in Law, The George Washington University Law School and Independent Counsel & Arbitrator, Law Offices of Kiran N Gore PLLC
  • Elizabeth Sheargold, Vice-Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Wollongong
  • Esmé Shirlow, Associate Professor, Australian National University