UNCTAD ISDS Navigator update: 1060+ known investment treaty cases by 31 July 2020

26 Nov 2020

UNCTAD has updated its Investment Dispute Settlement Navigator. The ISDS Navigator is now up-to-date as of 31 July 2020.

The ISDS Navigator update covers new investment treaty arbitration cases, awards and arbitrator appointments compiled on the basis of public sources and specialized reporting services.

Key findings of the update:

  • During the first seven months of 2020, investors brought at least 31 known investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) cases pursuant to international investment agreements (IIAs).
  • Additional cases have surfaced for previous years and the numbers were adjusted accordingly.
  • As of 31 July 2020, the total number of known treaty-based ISDS arbitrations had reached 1,061.

As some arbitrations can be kept fully confidential, the actual number of disputes filed in this and previous years is likely to be higher.

You can browse the ISDS Navigator to find information on cases by the respondent State or home State of claimants, the invoked treaty, economic sector, breaches of IIA provisions alleged and found, amounts claimed and awarded, and the outcome of cases.

ISDS Navigator database

About the ISDS Navigator & Methodology