The adoption of the Guide by the ECT Congress is a clear recognition by States that mediation can play an important role in ISDS. It is anticipated that parties to Investor State disputes under the ECT, will now consider mediation as a tool to resolving these disputes.
IMI, in recognition that ISDS requires additional mediator skills and knowledge, is finalising its Competency Criteria for Investor-State Mediators. This will permit for certification of appropriately trained mediators, for this important new field of mediation.
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