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U.S.-Ecuador BIT: Ecuador v. United States


On June 28, 2011, the Republic of Ecuador instituted arbitral proceedings against the United States concerning the interpretation and application of the Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador Concerning the Encouragement and Reciprocal Protection of Investment, August 27, 1993, pursuant to Article VII of the Treaty. In an award dated September 29, 2012, the Tribunal, by majority, dismissed the case for lack of jurisdiction, “due to the absence of the existence of a dispute falling within the ambit of Article VII of the Treaty."


-05/23/12   Ecuador Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction (English original)  [242 Kb]
-05/23/12   Ecuador Counter-Memorial on Jurisdiction (Spanish translation)  [229 Kb]
-04/25/12   U.S. Memorial on Jurisdiction (English original)  [371 Kb]
-04/25/12   U.S. Memorial on Jurisdiction (Spanish translation)  [336 Kb]
-03/29/12   U.S. Statement of Defense (English original)  [898 Kb]
-03/29/12   U.S. Statement of Defense (Spanish translation)  [75 Kb]
-06/28/11   Request for Arbitration and Statement of Claim (English original)  [1825 Kb]
-06/28/11   Request for Arbitration and Statement of Claim (Spanish translation)  [218 Kb]

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