Last year, the European Commission announced plans to establish a Multilateral Investment Court as an alternative to the infamous ISDS dispute settlement system between foreign investors and states. However, the proposal has received little public scrutiny so far. Now, CEO and four other civil society organisations are organising a public event with international experts to discuss the proposal and examine alternative approaches.
The first panel will provide a space to discuss the merits and perils of the Multilateral Investment Court as it has been proposed by the European Commission and situate it in the process of an uneven economic globalisation.
The second panel will look at alternative approaches to regulating investment and discuss experiences from around the world balancing the rights and obligations of investors.
The event will take place in Résidence Palace, Rue de la Loi 155, Brussels.
1. Panel The Multilateral Investment Court: Merits and perils
- Dr Peter Schneiderhan, Board member of the German Association of Judges
- Gus van Harten, Professor at the Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
- Representative of the European Commission
- Nele Eichhorn, Member of Cabinet of Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström, European Commission
- Pia Eberhardt, Researcher Corporate Europe Observatory
2. Panel Alternative approaches to regulating investment
- Mustaqeem De Gama, Counsellor, South African Permanent Mission in Geneva
- Nathalie Bernasconi-Osterwalder, Head of the Economic Law & Policy programme of the International Institute on Sustainable Development
- Guillaume Long, Ambassador, Ecuador Permanent Mission in Geneva
Moderated by Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-chief at Euractiv
Register for the event: micalternatives.eventbrite.co.uk