Code de conduite

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 ( and ICSID Secretariat (

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.  

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