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Save the date: Twenty Ninth ITF Public Conference: Treaty Law Issues in International Investment Law

20th October 2017

Time: 09:00 to 17:00 (Registration from 08:30)

Venue: Central London (TBC)

Questions of applicability, interpretation and succession of treaties are decisive for resolution of many investor-state disputes. Although States can be bound by treaties under international law, investors are not parties to treaties but still have rights and obligations under international investment law.

Complex issues of treaty law may arise at the stage of entering into effect and application of unratified investment treaties, for example related to the impact of unratified treaties on customary international law and provisional application of unratified treaties, such as the Energy Charter Treaty.

When applying and interpreting international treaties, tribunals also deal with issues of application of investment treaties in the context of territorial changes and armed conflicts. They also rely on the Vienna Convention on the Law of the Treaties and engage other extraneous legal rules and actors for treaty interpretation.

On 20 October 2017 leading arbitrators, practitioners and academics, drawn primarily from ITF members will gather in London to discuss the interplay between law of treaties and international investment law at the Twenty Ninth ITF Public Conference.

Speakers and more information to be announced shortly.

This event is convened by Prof Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum.

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CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.

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Free NGO Places

A limited number of places for this event are available for staff of NGOs to attend free of charge as part of an initiative by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law to provide NGOs with access to legal education and training events.

Please email our Events Team at with your contact details, your position and the NGO that you work for. We will organise your attendance, subject to availability.


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