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The History of ICSID

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This is the first book to detail the history and development of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and its constituent treaty, the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, covering the years from 1955 to 2010.

Antonio Parra, the first Deputy Secretary-General of ICSID, traces the immediate origins of the Convention, in the years 1955 to 1962, and gives a stage-by-stage narrative of the drafting of the Convention between 1962 and 1965. He recounts details of bringing the Convention into force in 1966 and the elaboration of the initial versions of the Regulations and Rules of ICSID adopted at the first meetings of its Administrative Council in 1967. The three periods 1968 to 1988, 1989 to 1999, and 2000 up until June 30, 2010, are covered in separate chapters which examine the expansion of the Centre's activities and changes made to the Regulations and Rules over the years. There are also overviews of the conciliation and arbitration cases submitted to ICSID in the respective periods, followed by in-depth discussions of selected cases and key issues within them. A concluding chapter discusses some of the broad themes and findings of the book, and includes several suggestions for further changes at ICSID to help ensure its continued success.

The book offers unique insight into the establishment and design of ICSID, as well as into how the institution evolved and its relationship with the World Bank. It is essential reading for those involved in this field.

Synopsis:

This book focuses on the crises faced by the urban poor in developing countries, where mass migration into the cities poses massive infrastructural problems, resulting in insufficient food supply, poor health and living conditions, and inadequate sanitation systems. Through case studies and other data, the editors examine aspects of urban poverty and suggest public health programs and intervention by international agencies. Field workers, health policymakers, and development researchers will value this insightful study.

About the Author

Antonio R. Parra served as the first Deputy Secretary-General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) from 1999 to 2005 and was Legal Adviser at ICSID from 1990 to 1999. His earlier positions include Senior Counsel, ICSID; Counsel, Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel, World Bank; Counsel, Policy and General Affairs, World Bank; Assistant Legal Counsel, OPEC Fund for International Development; and Research Staffer, OPEC Secretariat. At the World Bank's Legal Vice Presidency and ICSID, Mr Parra worked on the establishment of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and the preparation of the World Bank Guidelines on the Treatment of Foreign Direct Investment. He is an Honorary Secretary-General of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (having been Secretary General from 2004 to 2010) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Table of Contents

1: Introduction

2: Origins of the Convention

3: Broches's "Working Paper"

4: The Preliminary Draft of the Convention

5: Finalizing the Text of the Convention

6: Establishment and Launch of the Centre

7: ICSID's First Two Decades

8: Aspects of the Early Cases

9: ICSID from 1989 to 1999

10: ICSID from 2000 to 2010

11: Aspects of the New Cases

12: Conclusion

Appendices

I: Working Paper in the Form of a Draft Convention for the Resolution of Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, June 5, 1962

II: Preliminary Draft of a Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, October 15, 1963

III: Draft Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, (First Draft) September 11, 1964

IV: Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States and Accompanying Report of the Executive Directors, March 18, 1965

1. Introduction

2. Origins of the Convention

3. Broches's "Working Paper"

4. The Preliminary Draft of the Convention

5. Finalizing the Text of the Convention

6. Establishment and Launch of the Centre

7. ICSID's First Two Decades

8. Aspects of the Early Cases

9. ICSID from 1989 to 1999

10. ICSID from 2000 to 2010

11. Aspects of the New Cases

12. Conclusion

Appendices

I. Working Paper in the Form of a Draft Convention for the Resolution of Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, June 5, 1962

II. Preliminary Draft of a Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, October 15, 1963

III. Draft Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (First Draft), September 11, 1964

IV. Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States and Accompanying Report of the Executive Directors, March 18, 1965

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199660568
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
General Law
Author:
Parra, Antonio R.
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Law-Mediation and Arbitration
Publication Date:
20120929
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
13 illus.
Pages:
488
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 0.721 lb

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"Synopsis" by , This book focuses on the crises faced by the urban poor in developing countries, where mass migration into the cities poses massive infrastructural problems, resulting in insufficient food supply, poor health and living conditions, and inadequate sanitation systems. Through case studies and other data, the editors examine aspects of urban poverty and suggest public health programs and intervention by international agencies. Field workers, health policymakers, and development researchers will value this insightful study.
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