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The (lack of) women arbitrators in investment treaty arbitration

Gus Van Harten

Title:
The (lack of) women arbitrators in investment treaty arbitration
Author(s):
Van Harten, Gus
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Type:
Reports
Department:
Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
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Series:
Columbia FDI Perspectives
Part Number:
59
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.
Subject(s):
Finance
International law
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Suggested Citation:
Gus Van Harten, 2012, The (lack of) women arbitrators in investment treaty arbitration, Columbia University Academic Commons, http://hdl.handle.net/10022/AC:P:12637.

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