ISDS in Numbers

Impacts of investment arbitration against Latin Americaand the Caribbean

The number of investor-state dispute settlement cases has shot up in the last twenty years, from a total of 6 known treaty-based cases in 1995 to 817 known cases today.2 Of this total, 234 claims were brought against countries in South America, Central America and the Caribbean. It amounts to 28,6% of known Investor-state disputes around the world making this region the most affected by the investment arbitration system.

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