The History of ICSID

Hardcover | September 9, 2012

byAntonio R. Parra

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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 1955to 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 andthe 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 2000, and the 2000s up until June 30, 2010, are covered in separate chapters which examine the expansion of theCentre'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 chapterdiscusses 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.

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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 1955to 2010.Antonio Parra, the first Deputy Secr...

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; Co...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:September 9, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199660565

ISBN - 13:9780199660568

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Origins of the Convention3. Broches's "Working Paper"4. The Preliminary Draft of the Convention5. Finalizing the Text of the Convention6. Establishment and Launch of the Centre7. ICSID's First Two Decades8. Aspects of the Early Cases9. ICSID from 1989 to 199910. ICSID from 2000 to 201011. Aspects of the New Cases12. ConclusionAppendices:I: Working Paper in the Form of a Draft Convention for the Resolution of Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, June 5, 1962II: Preliminary Draft of a Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, October 15, 1963III: First Draft Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, September 11, 1964IV: Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States and Accompanying Report of the Executive Directors, March 18, 1965