ICSID Fact-Finding (Additional Facility) Rules

The ICSID Fact-Finding (Additional Facility) Rules (Fact-Finding Rules) offer states or foreign nationals the opportunity to constitute a Committee to inquire into and report on relevant circumstances in the pre-dispute or dispute phase. Their intent is to prevent legal disputes from arising by providing an impartial assessment of facts that might avoid differences arising in the course of a long-term contractual or other business relationship between the parties.
The Fact-Finding Rules address:
  • institution of the proceedings (Chapter I);
  • the Committee and its working (Chapter II);
  • termination of the proceedings (Chapter III); and
  • Miscellaneous provisions including cost of the proceeding (Chapter IV).