Provisional Measures in ICSID Arbitration from "wonderland's Jurisprudence" to Informal Modification of Treaties

Gazzini, Tarcisio and Kolb, Robert (2017) Provisional Measures in ICSID Arbitration from "wonderland's Jurisprudence" to Informal Modification of Treaties. Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 16 (1). pp. 159-184. ISSN 1569-1853

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Abstract

Since 1999, ICSID tribunals have almost systematically held that they have the power not only to recommend but also to order provisional measures under Article 47 of the ICSID Convention and Rule 39 of the Arbitration Rules. This article argues that the legal arguments offered by these tribunals are often not fully elaborated and in any case not entirely convincing. It then provides an alternative reading of the decisions relating to the mandatory character of provisional measures, in the sense that they imply a significant departure from the meaning the contracting parties recorded in the treaty. Yet, as the majority of icsid members have endorsed, accepted or at least acquiesced in such departure, it appears that Article 47 of the ICSID Convention has been informally modified through subsequent practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: icsid convention,investment arbitration,modification of treaties,provisional measures,treaty interpretation
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Law
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Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2017 06:06
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2020 23:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/65630
DOI: 10.1163/15718034-12341346

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