ICSID offers services for the resolution of international disputes, primarily between investors and States, but also in State-to-State disputes. In addition, it offers fact-finding proceedings to examine and report on facts before a dispute arises. Its case administration services extend to:
- Arbitrations under the ICSID Convention
- Arbitrations under the Additional Facility
- Conciliations under the ICSID Convention
- Conciliations under the Additional Facility
- Fact-Finding Proceedings
- Non-ICSID investor-State Arbitrations (for example under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules)
- Non-ICSID State-State disputes (for example under free trade agreements)
- Other alternative dispute resolution cases
The Secretary-General is available to be designated as Appointing Authority to appoint arbitrators, conciliators and mediators, and to decide a proposal to disqualify an arbitrator in proceedings not conducted under the ICSID Convention or the ICSID Additional Facility Rules.
The Centre is also available to act as an administrative registry for investment treaties and free trade agreements.
As a non-profit organization, ICSID is able to provide a cost-effective and transparent fee structure for its services. It offers first class hearing facilities at World Bank premises around the world at no additional cost.