Annual Review of ICSID Cases, 2019
Annual Review of ICSID Cases, 2019
Aniruddha Rajput
This article summarises and analyses, in a thematically, awards and other decisions of tribunals and annulment committee constituted under the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Convention and Additional Facility Rules. During this year (November 2018-October 2019), twenty-five awards, four awards under Additional Facility Rules of ICSID, eighteen annulment decisions and eleven orders were delivered. During this period, an order taking note of discontinuance was passed for six proceedings. The disputes arouse from different sectors, such as: exploration, exploitation and processing of iron ore,1 land reform programme 2 production of electricity, 3 municipal water and wastewater infrastructure, 4 manufacturing (largest glass production plant in the host State), 5 mining contract for coal,6 gambling,7 coal mining project,8 oil exploration license9 and financial sector (disinvestment vouchers issued by the host States).10 One case was brought under a jurisdiction clause contained in domestic law,11 whereas all others were brought under an international investment agreement (IIA).

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