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Investor-State Arbitration has become a salient feature of international dispute settlement, but its continued vitality is not beyond reproach. I myself have waded into the debate with an article published this month in the ICSID Review. Furthering this dialogue, TDM is pleased to announce a forthcoming TDM special issue: “Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: In Search of A Roadmap.”

Co-edited by Jean E. Kalicki (Arnold & Porter LLP and Georgetown University Law Center) and Anna Joubin-Bret (Cabinet Joubin-Bret and World Trade Institute), this special issue will explore recent calls for reform of the investor-State dispute settlement system, along with the viability of five “reform paths” recently proposed for discussion by UNCTAD, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (see UNCTAD IIA Issues Note, “Reform of Investor-State Dispute Settlement: In Search of a Roadmap,” 29-30 May 2013).

You can find an extensive call for papers on the TDM website.

Publication is expected in October or November 2013. Proposals for papers (e.g., abstracts) should be submitted to the editors by 15 September 2013. Contact info is available on the TDM website.