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The (Lack of) Women Arbitrators in Investment Treaty Arbitration
Columbia FDI Perspectives. No. 59, (February 2012).
  • Gus Van Harten, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
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Article
Publication Date
2-6-2012
Keywords
  • arbitration, diversity, international, investment, representation, women
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Abstract
Investment treaty arbitration appears to be a boy’s club. Just 4% of individuals appointed as arbitrators in known cases to May 2010 were women. This casts doubt on the system’s ad hoc and partly-privatized appointments process. A roster-based model would enable a more deliberative and merit-based process of appointments and ensure public accountability and independence in the system.
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Van Harten, Gus. "The (Lack of) Women Arbitrators in Investment Treaty Arbitration." Columbia FDI Perspectives 29 (February 2012).