Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 03/2015

The Transparency Rules and Transparency Convention: A good start and model for broader reform in investor-state arbitration

Lise Johnson

July 2014

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment


The 2014 UNCITRAL Transparency Rules and Transparency Convention are a good first step toward greater transparency in investor-state arbitrations. This Perspective encourages other institutions to follow suit and discusses how the Rules and Convention can be a model for broader reforms of the investment regime.