Le régime international de l’arbitrage investisseur-état a fait objet de plusieurs critiques quant à sa partialité présumée envers les investisseurs. Venez entendre des experts se prononcer sur ces critiques.
La Société d’arbitrage de McGill accueille Simon Lester, analyste en politique commercial au Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies du Cato Institute, et Luke Eric Peterson, rédacteur en chef du Investment Arbitration Reporter, qui offriront leurs perspectives sur la partialité envers les investisseurs et l’état actuel de l’arbitrage investisseur-état.
La discussion sera modérée par le professeur Fabien Gélinas de l’Université McGill.
Une demande d'accréditation a été déposée auprès du Barreau du Québec.
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Les panélistes (en anglais seulement)
Simon Lester is a trade policy analyst with Cato Institute’s Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies. Before joining Cato, he worked for the trade law practice of a Washington, D.C. law firm, and also as a Legal Affairs Officer at the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization. In 2001, he founded the international trade law web site WorldTradeLaw.net. His work has appeared in such publications as the Stanford Journal of International Law, the George Washington International Law Review and the Journal of World Trade. He has taught courses on international trade law at American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Michigan Law School. He has a J.D. from Harvard Law School and has been a member of the D.C. Bar since 1996.
Luke Eric Peterson is the editor of Investment Arbitration Reporter, a news and analysis service focusing on international arbitrations between foreign investors and their host governments. He has more than a decade of experience tracking and analyzing the international legal and policy regime governing foreign direct investment. He has reported on investment arbitration claims for various media outlets and has conducted specialized research on the foreign investment regime for several agencies of the United Nations (UNDP, UNCTAD) and for a number of other non-governmental research organizations. His work has also appeared in academic and practitioner journals such as the ICSID Review, Stockholm International Arbitration Review, and Arbitration International.
Fabien Gélinas teaches and conducts research in the areas of international dispute resolution, constitutional law and legal theory. Formerly General Counsel of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce, he is a member of the Quebec Bar (1990) and acts as arbitrator and as consultant on dispute resolution and legal reform.