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South Sudan joins ICSID as forces occupy Heglig

South Sudan joins ICSID as forces occupy Heglig

Premium article - 19 April 2012

UPDATED. The world’s newest republic, South Sudan, has signed and ratified the ICSID Convention, as tensions mount at home over its seizure of the Heglig oilfield, territory that a 2009 arbitral award placed in the control of the north.

Panel ready for inter-state dispute; Ecuador discloses other pending claims

Panel ready for inter-state dispute; Ecuador discloses other pending claims

Premium article - 01 March 2012

Brazilian arbitrator Luiz Olavo Baptista is to chair the ad hoc tribunal that will decide a rare state-to-state dispute between Ecuador and the US over whether their bilateral investment treaty allows claimants to sue for judicial delay.

Panel in place for Slovenia-Croatia maritime border dispute

Panel in place for Slovenia-Croatia maritime border dispute

Premium article - 19 January 2012

French arbitrator and former ICJ president Gilbert Guillaume is to chair the panel that will hear a dispute between Slovenia and Croatia over their maritime border in the Adriatic Sea.

Greenwood survives challenge in Chagos Islands case

Greenwood survives challenge in Chagos Islands case

Premium article - 04 January 2012

International Court of Justice judge Christopher Greenwood QC will remain on a tribunal hearing a dispute between Mauritius and the UK over the Chagos Islands, after his co-arbitrators rejected a challenge based on his longstanding working relationship with the UK government.

South Sudan to mediate Ethiopia-Eritrea dispute

South Sudan to mediate Ethiopia-Eritrea dispute

Premium article - 22 August 2011

After participating in an international arbitration with north Sudan over the borders of the Abyei region, newly created South Sudan has offered to mediate a border row between Ethiopia and Eritrea.

PIL COLUMN: ICJ orders provisional measures in Cambodia v Thailand

PIL COLUMN: ICJ orders provisional measures in Cambodia v Thailand

Premium article - 15 August 2011

Partner Will Thomas and associate Greg Falkof of Eversheds discuss the International Court of Justice's recent order on provisional measures in a dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over a 900 year-old Hindu temple.

ICJ orders provisional measures in Cambodia v Thailand

Premium article - 28 July 2011

Partner Will Thomas and associate Greg Falkof of Eversheds discuss the International Court of Justice's recent order on provisional measures in a dispute between Cambodia and Thailand over a 900 year-old Hindu temple.

Mauritius and UK fight over Chagos Islands

Mauritius and UK fight over Chagos Islands

Premium article - 02 June 2011

Peter Prows, associate at Briscoe Ivester & Bazel LLP in San Francisco, reports on Mauritius’s pending arbitration against the UK over the Chagos archipelago under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.

DR-CAFTA ready for state-to-state disputes

DR-CAFTA ready for state-to-state disputes

Premium article - 27 April 2011

Member countries of DR-CAFTA have finally agreed on a roster of arbitrators to hear disputes between states - which observers say could make such claims a serious prospect for the first time.

PCA tribunal releases Eritrea-Ethiopia damages award

PCA tribunal releases Eritrea-Ethiopia damages award

Premium article - 21 August 2009

The tribunal hearing Eritrea and Ethiopia’s compensation claims against each other has awarded each side over US$160 million, extending a tradition of awarding the parties in such disputes far less than they seek.