Tobias Gehrke was invited at the Gem Stones ITN: PhD Summer School

2nd – 6th July 2018, Geneva, Switzerland

Paper presented: Contested multilateralism and policy coherence: China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the investment dispute resolution (ISDS) regime complex


The Gem Stones consortium (MSCA-ITN) invited external participants for their annual PhD Summer School, which is characterised by a mix of lectures by professors and presentations as well as discussions by external paper-givers. The theme of the Gem Stones project revolved around international institutional proliferation and regime complexity. The paper which Tobias Gehrke presented at the one-week conference captured the essence and looked at institutional- and rule-innovations taking place under the BRI in the ISDS regime complex. In a further draft, EU policy responses to these developments will be considered. This standalone (draft-) paper was discussed in a 90-minute session and allowed for extensive feedback.