Procedural Transparency

Joachim Delaney and Daniel Barstow Magraw

in The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law

Published in print June 2008 | ISBN: 9780199231386
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

Procedural Transparency


This article focuses on the types of transparency and public participation opportunities to ensure that the public is appropriately informed. It briefly describes the increasing use of arbitration in investment disputes, the process of arbitration in the context of international investment; and the different arbitral rules and institutions typically used or available for investment arbitrations. This article examines the issue of transparency in investment arbitrations, discussing the role of transparency in international investment arbitration disputes; and the advantages and disadvantages of transparency at the different stages of the arbitration proceedings. It addresses the practical role of public participation in the proceedings and other submissions from non-arbitrating parties. Finally, this article presents very brief conclusions with respect to transparency and public participation in investment arbitrations.

Keywords: transparency; public participation; international investment; arbitration; investment disputes

Article.  30916 words. 

Subjects: Law ; International Law

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