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EVENTSed Nations Convention against Corruption and International Investment Law

The United Nations Convention against Corruption and International Investment Law

Date: 17th December 2019

Time: Not specified

Venue: Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

Co-organised in partnership with

Event Details

With over 180 State parties the United Nations Convention against Corruption has become one of the world's most ratified and the only legally binding universal anti-corruption instrument. However, the Convention's practical applicability in the area of investor-State disputes so far has been limited. International investment tribunals often consider allegations of corruption but rarely refer to the Convention despite its nearly universal coverage and specific obligations it imposes upon States.

Decisions of investment tribunals on issues related to corruption remain inconsistent and fragmented. Arbitrators and lawyers acting in investor-State disputes often have to deal with complex issues of attribution, responsibility and evaluating the implications of corruption and may lack the necessary knowledge of international law in this area.

This event will bring representatives of States, international organisations, practitioners and scholars to discuss the apparent disconnect between the international regulatory framework on corruption, international investment agreements and the practice of investor-State arbitration.

Vladimir Kozin (UNODC) and Yarik Kryvoi (BIICL) co-organise the event and the panellists include representatives of States, ICSID and the private sector.

See also: Yarik Kryvoi, Economic Crimes in International Investment Law, (2018) 



The attendance is by invitation only or as part of States' delegations to the Eight session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption.

The number of available places is limited. If you are interested, please email Prof. Yarik Kryvoi.

CPD Information

To be confirmed.


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