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CIDS Conference 2015

'International Dispute Settlement at the Crossroads of Public and Private International Law'

Geneva, 25 September 2015 - Maison de la Paix, Graduate Institute




  • Opening remarks by Prof. Zachary Douglas
  • Keynote address by Prof. Horatia Muir Watt



First session: Public and Private Paradigms in Investment Treaty Arbitration

  • Main presentation: Prof. Jose Alvarez
  • Discussants: Prof. Stephan Schill and Mr Jeremy Sharpe
  • Moderator: Prof. Marcelo Kohen




Second session: The Intersection Between the Trade and Investment Regimes

  • Main presentation: Prof. Joost Pauwelyn
  • Discussants: Prof. Donald McRae and Prof. Roger Alford
  • Moderator: Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes



Third session: International Arbitration and Domestic Litigation: Conflicts, Coordination, and International Responsibility

First panel: Coordination of Domestic and International Procedures

  • Main presentation: Prof. Campbell McLachlan
  • Discussants: Prof. George A. Bermann and Prof. Jan Kleinheisterkamp
  • Moderator: Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler


Second panel: International Responsibility for Domestic Court Decisions

  • Main presentation: Prof. Zachary Douglas
  • Discussants: Prof. Pierre Mayer and Prof. Dan Sarooshi
  • Moderator: Prof. Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler