Code of conduct
Draft Working Papers for comments
The ICSID and UNCITRAL Secretariats would like to advise that the period for receiving comments on the draft Code of Conduct has been extended to 30 November 2020, at the request of delegations. As before, comments on the draft may be sent to the UNCITRAL Secretariat (email@example.com) and ICSID Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in Investor-State Dispute Settlement (with annotations)
ICSID and UNCITRAL Release Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators
May 1, 2020: Today the Secretariats of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) released a draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators.
The draft Code was developed jointly by the ICSID and UNCITRAL Secretariats in the context of the work of UNCITRAL Working Group III (ISDS reform) and the process underway to amend ICSID’s rules of procedure.
The draft provides applicable principles and detailed provisions addressing matters such as independence and impartiality, and the duty to conduct proceedings with integrity, fairness, efficiency and civility. It is based on a comparative review of standards found in codes of conduct in investment treaties, arbitration rules applicable to ISDS, and of international courts.
Notes by the secretariat
- A/CN.9/WG.III/WP.167 - Background information on a code of conduct
- A/CN.9/WG.III/WP.151 - Ensuring independence and impartiality on the part of arbitrators and decision makers in ISDS
- A/CN.9/1004* - Report of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) on the work of its thirty-eighth session
- A/CN.9/964 - Report of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) on the work of its thirty-sixth session
- A/CN.9/935 - Report of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) on the work of its thirty-fifth session
- A/CN.9/930/Add.1/Rev.1 - Report of Working Group III (Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform) on the work of its thirty-fourth session - Part II