Contributing Lawyers

Canada

Cyndee Todgham Cherniak

United States

Susan Kohn Ross

Australia

Andrew Hudson



Status Update on Bill C-9 (ICSID Ratification Bill)

The Canadian Parliament has adjourned until January 28, 2008 with Bill C-9 "An Act to implement the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Convention)" still under consideration.  This means that Canada will not ratify the ICSID Convention until 2008 (hopefully).

Canada signed the ICSID Convention on December 15, 2006. Bill C-9 passed First Reading and Second Reading on October 29, 2007 and has been referred to the Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee. The Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee held meetings on November 22 and 27, 2007.  The Foreign Affairs and International Development Committee reported to the House of Commons on November 27, 2007 and decided to report it without amendment.  To read of copy of the very short Report, please click on the following link - http://cmte.parl.gc.ca/cmte/CommitteePublication.aspx?SourceId=218780

To read Bill C-9, please click on ISCID Bill C-9.

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