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 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.
This document provides a step-by-step comparison of the arbitral process under the ICSID and UNCITRAL rules, as well as notes on how ICSID’s administrative services cater to parties and tribunals under both sets of rules.
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.
The ICSID Convention and the Regulations and Rules adopted pursuant to it are available online and in hard copy in each of the three official languages of the Centre (English, French and Spanish).
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.
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).
The current ICSID rules came into effect on April 10, 2006, following a two-year period of extensive public consultation. As background, the Secretariat issued a discussion paper on October 22, 2004 titled Possible Improvements of the Framework of ICSID Arbitration and a working paper on May 12, 2005 titled Suggested Changes to the ICSID Rules and Regulations.
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.
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.
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.
In Focus: Objections that a Claim Manifestly Lacks Legal Merit (ICSID Convention Arbitration Rule 41(5))
In 2006, the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) amended its rules to include an expedited procedure for objections that a claim manifestly lacks legal merit. It was incorporated into the provision dealing with preliminary objections as ICSID Arbitration Rule 41(5) and as ICSID Arbitration (Additional Facility) Article 45(6). This brief highlights the number of requests based on the rule and how those have been decided, the procedural timelines for the rule, and the proposed changes to the rule in ICSID's latest rule amendment process.