Damages in International Investment Law

Investor-State disputes have seen a sharp and steady increase since the early 1990s and raise a number of important questions of international law. One of the most controversial issues concerns the quantum of compensation to be paid to an aggrieved investor. Examination of damages awards was at the core of the research project which resulted in a book published by the Institute.

Case Summaries

In the course of the study, we have reviewed and summarized many arbitral awards and other international decisions that discussed the issue of compensation. The summaries and analytical tables, which have served as working documents for the book, can now be freely downloaded. Relevant cases are arranged in three groups:

1) Investor-State disputes;

(2) Iran-US Claims Tribunal's cases; and

(3) Selected pre-1950 cases.

The thrust of individual case summaries is on issues related to remedies and damages. Jurisdictional issues are omitted and merits are dealt with only briefly.


Investor-State disputes


Analytical table of investor-state cases (1963-2007) (NB: when printed out, each page pair should be viewed together)


Individual case summaries

2007
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002
2000
Pre-2000


Iran - United States Claims Tribunal's cases


Analytical table of selected Iran-US Claims Tribunal's cases (NB: when printed out, each page pair should be viewed together)


Individual case summaries


Selected pre-1950 cases


Summary table of selected pre-1950 cases (various international courts and tribunals)


See also:
S Ripinsky with K Williams, Damages in International Investment Law (BIICL, London, 2008)