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Hub News Article Oct 03, 2016

IIA Mapping Project updated: content analysis available for 1,900+ IIAs

UNCTAD has updated the IIA Mapping Project database. The database now covers an additional 500 treaties.

The IIA Mapping Project database provides a detailed analysis of over 1,900 investment agreements based on 100 options for treaty design. It offers a tool for policymakers and researchers to analyse trends in the drafting of investment treaties.

The IIA Mapping Project database allows you to:

  • Browse through the mapped content of over 1,900 investment treaties
  • Select treaties based on elements of your interest (e.g. qualifiers for FET, the scope of the expropriation clause or ISDS)
  • Further specify your search based on the country, type of agreement, status and year
  • View the complete mapping for any specific treaty of your interest

About the Project

The IIA Mapping Project is a collaborative initiative between UNCTAD and universities worldwide to map the content of IIAs.

Individual treaties are mapped by law students from participating universities, under the supervision of their professors and with overall guidance and coordination of UNCTAD.

The mapping involves a careful study of each agreement with a view to identifying legal approaches to the treaty elements. It builds upon UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Framework for Sustainable Development.

The IIA Mapping Project is an ongoing effort that aims to map all IIAs for which texts are available. An estimated 750 agreements will be mapped during the sixth segment of the Project from September to December 2016.

We thank our partners – students and professors – at more than 40 universities around the globe for their time and efforts in support of UNCTAD's IIA Mapping Project.