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date: 28 November 2020

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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

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