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Use and Abuse of Nationality in International Arbitration (Online participation)

Date: 21 November 2023

Time: 17.30 - 19.00 (UK time)

Venue: Online

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Please note, this page is for in person participation. If you would like to participate online, please visit the in person booking page. 

Event Details

In some areas of international law, the "nationality" of a legal or natural person determines the protections or benefits for which that person is eligible. Yet neither law nor policy on the role of nationality in qualifying or disqualifying persons from legal protection are static or uniform. For instance, in investor-state disputes the increasing complexity of global investment flows has raised concerns about the potential misuse and abuse of nationality to access the protection of investment treaties.

Recent arbitral and annulment committee decisions have both accepted and rejected claims that dual nationals holding the nationality of both the "home" and "host" state to the treaty are foreign investors eligible for treaty protection. Tribunals have also grappled with questions of whether and how the nature of a "person" as legal or natural affect how rules on nationality apply.

BIICL and Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle convene this hybrid event where distinguished experts from the legal and academic communities will take stock of recent ISDS cases on these issues.

Pricing and Registration

The event is free for members of the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) and government staff. Free of charge bookings can be made by emailing the Events team. 

If you work for a government or an intergovernmental organisation, which is not currently a consultative member of ITF, please get in touch with Prof. Yarik Kryvoi  to apply for free consultative membership.

For others the following fees apply:

Concession fees are available to academics, those who are unwaged and NGOs.

CPD Information

This event offers the equivalent of 2.5 CPD hours.


If you have any queries, please contact the Events team

Event Recording

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Event Cancellation Policy

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