Victoria Manko Spoke at the Conference on Investment Arbitration

Victoria Manko, the General Director of the International and Comparative Law Research Center, delivered remarks at a conference on the pressing issues of international arbitration organized by Kutafin Moscow State Law University and the Ministry of Economic Development.

She spoke about the current agenda of the UNCITRAL Working Group III in the context of discussions on the options of the investor-state dispute settlement reform, touching upon separately the initiative of establishing an international investment court. Currently, this reform option proposed by the European Union meets criticism from a number of states.

The International and Comparative Law Research Center provides expertise to Russian delegations to international organizations, including UNCITRAL. The ICLRC has obtained the observer status in three Working Groups of the Commission, including the Working Group III: Investor-State Dispute Settlement Reform.