CELAC Declaration repeats calls for a regional investment dispute settlement centre for Latin America and the Caribbean, by José Ángel Rueda

CELAC, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Comunidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños in Spanish / Comunidade dos Estados Latino-Americanos e Caribenhos in Portuguese),[1] has called for the creation of an investment dispute settlement centre for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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OAS launches website on enforceability of international commercial arbitration awards, by José Ángel Rueda

With support from Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), the Department of International Law of the Organization of American States (OAS) has launched a new website in English and Spanish about the enforceability of international commercial arbitration awards in Latin America: http://www.oas.org/en/sla/dil/international_commercial_arbitration.asp.

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Spain and Haiti sign a BIT, by José Ángel Rueda

On 17 November 2012 Spain and Haiti signed a Bilateral Investment Treaty during the Ibero-American Summit meeting hosted by Spain in Cadix (in Spanish only):


So far we have been unable to obtain the text of this BIT from any Spanish authority as they allege that it has not yet entered into force. Nonetheless, the press release issued by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation labels its content as ‘habitual’ so we can imagine the kind of provisions included in it.

We would be very happy to receive its text if someone interested in this topic manages to obtain it either from Spanish or Haitian officials.

* José Ángel Rueda; Managing Editor, Blogaila