ICSID Publications

ICSID publishes a range of specialized texts relating to international investment law and investment dispute resolution procedure.

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 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. 

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 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.

The History of the ICSID Convention

The History of the ICSID Convention is a unique source of preparatory documents concerning the origin and formulation of the ICSID Convention. It contains original texts of reports of committees, records of meetings, working papers, notes, and other documents in the three official languages of ICSID (English, French and Spanish).

News from ICSID

From 1984 to 2009, ICSID published News from ICSID, a newsletter reporting on current events, containing short articles and notes on investment law and arbitration and information about pending ICSID cases. 

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. 

Investment Laws of the World

ICSID’s multi-volume loose-leaf collection, Investment Laws of the World, features investment legislation and contact information of national investment agencies from over 140 countries. Investment Laws of the World has been published since 1973 and the legislation reproduced is available in the official language(s) as provided to ICSID by the respective governments.

Building International Investment Law: The First 50 Years of ICSID

This volume celebrates the first 50 years of ICSID by presenting the landmark cases that have been decided under its auspices.

Investment Treaty Series

ICSID publishes a multi-volume loose-leaf collection of Investment Treaties containing the texts of investment treaties and protocols concluded by over 165 countries from 1959 until the present. The Investment Treaties collection has been published since 1986 and is updated three times per year.