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  • Year: 2018
  • Jurisdiction: Asia-Pacific

Mauritius Convention on transparency enters into force

25 January 2018 Sadie Buls, Asia-Pacific; Europe; North America


The United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the "Mauritius Convention") entered into force on 18 October 2017. An important development in investor-State dispute settlement (“ISDS”), the Mauritius Convention significantly expands the circumstances in which new transparency provisions – concerning arbitration commencement, publication of documents, third-party input, public hearings and confidential information – may apply. While it will be some time before the Mauritius Convention has broad application, it represents an important evolution for ISDS which has significant implications for States and investors alike.

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