Celebrating the ICSID Review's 30th Anniversary

We have compiled a timeline to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the ICSID Review. The timeline highlights key events in ICSID’s history, and how various articles in the ICSID Review reflected on these key events. All articles featured in the timeline will be freely accessible until June 2016. To read the full text of an article, please click on the title of the article and it will open in a new browser tab.


The ICSID Regulations and Rules are amended.


The ICSID Convention enters into force. Read articles on the ICSID Convention and the role of ICSID, by former ICSID Secretary-Generals.


The Administrative Council adopts the first ICSID Regulations and Rules.


ICSID publishes Model Clauses for bilateral investment treaties. Read more about the drafting of ICSID arbitration clauses.


1972 The first ICSID arbitration case is registered - 'Holiday Inns and others v. Morocco' (ICSID Case No. ARB/72/1).


The first ICSID award is rendered in 'Adriano Gardella S.p.A. v. Côte d’Ivoire' (ICSID Case No. ARB/74/1).


The Administrative Council adopts the Additional Facility Rules.


The first ICSID conciliation is registered.


The first proceeding to annul an ICSID award is registered. Find more about this and read the English translation of the decision.


The first ICSID arbitration case on the basis of an investment law is registered. Read more about the case.

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