Premium article - November 29, 2012
Colombia is to withdraw from a treaty recognising the authority of the International Court of Justice following a recent judgment by the court granting Nicaragua sovereignty over three-quarters of a disputed area of the Caribbean Sea.
Premium article - November 16, 2012
Argentina has asked the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, or ITLOS, to order the immediate release of one of the state's naval vessels, which has been detained in Ghana for the past six weeks at the request of a US creditor.
Premium article - September 03, 2012
South Sudan has been an independent state for little more than a year and only signed the ICSID Convention in April - but it is already facing a claim from the national oil company of its northern neighbour, Sudan.
Premium article - April 27, 2012
Three decades after it was set up to defuse the Iranian hostage crisis, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in The Hague is still arbitrating cases worth tens of billions of dollars. Sebastian Perry charts its impact on a generation of practitioners. Given the increasingly fractious relations between Washington and Tehran, the quiet longevity of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal is something of a marvel. For 31 years, a nine-member panel of US, Iranian and third-country arbitrators has resolved...
Premium article - April 19, 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.
Premium article - March 01, 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. Baptista will sit alongside Argentine public international law professor Raul Vinuesa, who was nominated by Ecuador, and Canadian academic Donald McRae, the US's appointee. Baptista was appointed to the panel last month by ICSID's secretary general, the appointing...
Premium article - January 19, 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.
Premium article - January 04, 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.