University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series
Last Updated: 7 June 2012
The ICSID Under Siege
Leon Trakman, University of New South Wales
This paper is available for download at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2006058
This paper may be referenced as  UNSWLRS 6.
Intense debate rages over the transparency and
efficiency of investor-state arbitration. In contention is whether national
should displace investment arbitration administered by the International
Center for Investment Arbitration (ICSID). How this debate
is resolved will
significantly impact on states across the globe, their public interests and
This manuscript scrutinizes this debate and recommends how to resolve it.