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ICSID: How impartial is the main BIT arbitration forum of Bangladesh?
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ICSID: How impartial is the main BIT arbitration forum of Bangladesh?

Most BITs and the model BIT (Art 13) of Bangladesh have preferred the Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) as its arbitration forum, which warrants a contextual and purposive understanding of ICSID.

Legal review of weapons and international law

Legal review of weapons and international law

Dr. William Boothby is an Associate Fellow under the Global Fellowship Initiative (GFI) at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP). He formerly held the position of Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force (RAF), UK. He retired as Deputy Director of Legal Services (RAF) in July 2011.

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