Title: Second Version of the Draft Code of Conduct - Hits & Misses
Author(s): Abhisar Vidyarthi & Sikander Hyaat Khan (View Profiles)
Journal: Indian Review of International Arbitration
On April 19, 2021, the Second Version of the Draft Code of Conduct for Adjudicators in International Investment Disputes ["Second Version"] was released by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law ["UNCITRAL"] Working Group III ["WG III"]. The Second Version reflects the comments received on the First Version of the Draft Code of Conduct ["First Version"], which was released by the WG III on May 1, 2020. The authors, as a part of the Centre for Arbitration & Research ["CAR"] at MNLU Mumbai, had earlier submitted comments/recommendations on the First Version to the ICSID Secretariat. In this paper, the authors add to their earlier work and conduct an analysis of the changes that have been incorporated in the Second Version, pursuant to discussions on the comments received on the First Version. Additionally, the authors provide their comments/recommendations on the Second Version.
Keywords: Conflict of Interest; Bias; Code of Conduct; ICSID; UNCITRAL; ISDS
Cite this as: Abhisar Vidyarthi & Sikander Hyaat Khan, Second Version of the Draft Code of Conduct - Hits & Misses, 1 IRIArb 11, 11-34 (2021).
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