International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes
ICSID is one of the five intergovernmental organizations that make up the World Bank Group. It is the world leader in investor-State arbitration, having administered over 65% of all known cases. ICSID was established in 1966 by the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the Convention). To date, 150 countries are ICSID members. ICSID provides an impartial international forum for the resolution of disputes between governments and foreign investors and between States. In addition, it provides technical assistance in investment arbitration and has and has an active publications program in the area of foreign investment law.