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Call for Papers: Journal of World Investment & Trade Special Issue 2015; Submit Proposals by June 30

By: The Admin | April 24, 2015

Journal of World Investment & Trade is inviting submissions for a Special Issue on The Latin American Challenge to the Current System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement.


The Journal of World Investment & Trade (JWIT) is a double-blind peer-reviewed journal that focuses on the legal aspects of foreign investment relations in a broad sense.

This encompasses, among others, the law of bilateral, multilateral, regional and sectoral investment treaties, investor-state dispute settlement, and domestic law relating to foreign investment.

The Journal is open to doctrinal analysis as well as theoretical, conceptual, and interdisciplinary approaches, including law and economics analysis, empirical analysis, historical analysis, political science analysis, or normative analysis.

The Special Issue ‘The Latin American Challenge to the Current System of Investor-State Dispute Settlement’ will use current developments and the proposed design of UNASUR’s investment dispute settlement centre, as an example of the Latin American ‘challenge’ to investment arbitration and place it within the wider context of reform of investor-state dispute settlement as evidenced elsewhere in the world.

It will prioritise critical and theoretical (rather than descriptive) approaches that will guarantee a scientific interest in the volume long after its publication date.


The Special Issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade will aim to deal with some of the themes relating to the creation of the Centre and these other innovative aspects of the current and future Latin American approach to the reform of investment dispute settlement. The following are just some topics that the Special Issue will aim to address:

a. A new investment arbitration system in the offing.

b. Scepticism vis-à-vis the UNASUR Centre.

c. UNASUR Centre and other regional initiatives

d. Novel Latin American approaches to investment dispute settlement

e. Investment arbitration and the rule of law in Latin America

Submission of proposals

Scholars, IIA negotiators and experienced practitioners are invited to submit cutting edge proposals that go beyond the state of the law to this call for papers for the Journal of World Investment & Trade.

Extended abstracts (minimum of 1000 words) or unpublished full papers should be submitted to both editors, [email protected] and [email protected], along with the author’s name, affiliation, a CV that includes a list of relevant publications, and the author’s contact details.

All submissions and finalised papers must be written in English.

Submission for the Special Issue is incompatible with parallel submission to a different publication.


The deadline for the submission of proposals is 30 June 2015.

Successful applicants will be informed by 31 July 2015.

The deadline for the submission of the finalised papers for accepted proposals is 30 November 2015.

Intended publication is in the first half of 2016.

Finalised papers will be between 7,000-10,000 words (including footnotes) and must comply with the Journal of World Investment & Trade style guide which can be accessed HERE.

The information is available HERE.

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