ICSID Convention Institution Rules

The Institution Rules explain how to institute an arbitration or conciliation under the ICSID Convention. They apply to the steps taken between filing a request for arbitration  or conciliation until dispatch of the notice of registration. On average, these steps are accomplished within 21 days of the Centre receiving the request for arbitration or conciliation with supporting materials and the fee for lodging the request.

These Rules were last amended in 2003.
The initiation of proceedings under the ICSID Additional Facility is addressed in the Arbitration (Additional Facility) RulesConciliation (Additional Facility) Rules, and Fact-Finding (Additional Facility) Rules