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The (Lack of) Women Arbitrators in Investment Treaty Arbitration
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  • Gus Van Harten, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University
Document Type
Working Paper
Publication Date
  • arbitration,
  • diversity,
  • international,
  • investment,
  • representation,
  • women
In this short article, data is presented on the striking lack of women arbitrators in investment treaty arbitrations.The author argues for a mandatory roster system to ensure a more publicly accountable and deliberative merit-based appointments process while also enhancing arbitrator independence.

Published as an occasional paper in Columbia FDI Perspectives, available here.

Citation Information
Gus Van Harten. "The (Lack of) Women Arbitrators in Investment Treaty Arbitration" (2011)
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