The materials listed below represent a sample of the sources that practitioners and scholars may consult with respect to different issues related to international commercial and investment arbitration.




Bibliographies and Research Guides


  • The bibliography for New Aspects of International Investment Law (available at ): This is perhaps the most comprehensive online search engine for searching for different materials on investor-state arbitration. It is in form of a bibliography and hosted by The Hague Academy of International Law. To access this bibliography, you should go to, click on the bibliographies and then click on bibliography for New Aspects of International Investment Law. Follow the instruction on how to use the search engine.


  • ICSID bibliography: International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), which is the main arbitral institution currently administering investor-state arbitrations, has also a very useful bibliography, which can be accessed in the following website:




  • Update to International Commercial Arbitration – Locating the Resources, by Jean M. Wenger, the Government Documents/Foreign & International Law Librarian at the Cook County Law Library:



International Arbitration Institutions 








  • American Arbitration Association (AAA): International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR):




International Arbitration Blogs




Online Case Reporters


  • Investment Claims, co-edited by Todd Weiler and Ian Laird:  This website contains all the public investment arbitration awards, whether administered by ICSID or by other arbitral institutions.


  • Investment Treaty Arbitration Website, edited by Professor Andrew Newcombe:  This website also contains all the public investment arbitration awards, whether administered by ICSID or by other arbitral institutions.




Online Legal Journals and Arbitration Related Databases

  • CLOUT:  This database contains abstracts of different cases that have interpreted various articles of the UNCITRAL Model Law.


  • Kluwer Arbitration:  This database contains different cases, notes, book reviews and other information related to arbitration in general including investment arbitration. It is accessible through Georgetown Law Library website.


  • Transnational Dispute Management (TDM): available at  This database contains information (articles, transcript of speeches, discussions between professionals, book reviews, reports etc.) regarding the most recent developments in the field of investor-state dispute settlement.


  • OGEMID Electronic Discussion List, moderated by Prof. Thomas W. Wälde: See  "This electronic discussion list has been set up ... to provide professionals with a special interest in Oil-Gas-Energy-Mining and Infrastructure investment, legislative reform, contracting, arbitration and other forms of Dispute management with a forum for peer discussion."


  • International Institute for Sustainable Development:  This database provides useful information about current issues of interest in the field of international investment law. In addition, it has a newsletter that provides periodic information regarding the investment treaty arbitrations.


  • International Law in Brief:  This service is provided by the American Society of International Law and provides free periodical newsletters containing the most recent cases of international law including investment arbitration cases.



Online Treaty and Law Database


  • IPA net: Multilateral Insurance Guarantee Agency (MIGA), which is part of the World Bank Group, has set up the IPA net database where you can look for a large number of investment laws of the world.



  • OECD Website


  • Westlaw and Lexis research



Books, References, and Case Reporters



  • Arbitrating foreign investment disputes, (Norbert Horn (ed.); Stefan Kröll (assistant editor)
  • Annulment of ICSID awards (Emmanuel Gaillard and Yas Banifatemi (eds.), Huntington, N.Y. : Juris Pub., c2004 Annulment)
  • Bishop, Reisman, Crawford, Foreign Investment Disputes: Cases, Materials and Commentary (Kluwer 2005)
  • Gary B. Born, International Commercial Arbitration in the United States: Commentary and Materials (NY: Transnational Publishers; The Hague: Kluwer 2001)
  • Comparison of international arbitration rules (prepared by the International Arbitration Group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett ; John J. Kerr, Jr. et al., 2nd ed. Juris Publishing 2002)
  • W. Laurence Craig, William W. Park, Jan Paulsson, International Chamber of Commerce arbitration (3rd ed., NY : Oceana Publications, c2000)
  • Dugan, Wallace, Rubins, Investor State Arbitration (Oxford/Oceana forthcoming 2006)
  • Fouchard, Gaillard, Goldman on international commercial arbitration (Emmanuel Gaillard and John Savage eds., Kluwer 1999)
  • International Investment Law & Arbitration: Leading Cases from the ICSID, NAFTA, Bilateral Treaties and Customary International Law (Todd weiler (ed.) Cameron May: London, 2005)
  • The International Law Commission's articles on state responsibility: introduction, text, and commentaries (compiled by James Crawford, Cambridge, U.K. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002). Also available online as "Commentary on Draft Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts," available at  
  • Julian D.M. Lew, Comparative International Commercial Arbitration (The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 2003) o NAFTA Investment Law & Arbitration: Past Issues, Current Practice, Future Prospects (Todd Weiler (ed.), Transnational: NY, 2004) Alan Redfern & Martin Hunter, Law and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Sweet and Maxwell 2004) Albert Jan van den Berg, The New York Arbitration Convention of 1958 : towards a uniform judicial interpretation (Deventer; Boston: Kluwer Law and Taxation, 1981)



  • Investment promotion and protection treaties (compiled by International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (London ; New York : Oceana Publications, c1983)
  • Christoph Schreuer, ICSID Convention: A Commentary (Cambridge University Press, 2001)
  • Smit's Guide to International Arbitration Series (Sweet & Maxwell)


Case Reporters

  • Collection of ICC Arbitral Awards, Volumes I-IV (1974-2000)
  • ICSID Reports : reports of cases decided under the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, 1965 (Cambridge [England] : Grotius Publications)
  • Iran United States Claims Tribunal Reports See also the following books, which digest the jurisprudence of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal
  • Charles N. Brower, Jason D. Brueschke, The Iran-United States claims tribunal (The Hague, The Netherlands ; Boston, Mass., USA : Martinus Nijhoff, c1998)
  • George Aldrich, The jurisprudence of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • Mealey's International Arbitration Reports (PA : Mealey Publications)