Javier Echaide Research Fellow

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Javier is a TNI Research Fellow since 2024. He is a lawyer and has a Doctorate of Law from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He specialises in international investment law, international trade and human rights.

Javier Echaide

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Javier is a Professor of International Law and has been teaching for more than 20 years, at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and since 2009 at the National University of Lomas de Zamora (UNLZ), both in Argentina. He is also an Associate Researcher at the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) of Argentina since 2019 and a researcher at the Faculty of Law of the University of Buenos Aires since 2007, at the "Ambrosio Gioja" Institute of Legal and Social Research, where he currently works.

Javier has been involved with social movements since 2002, when he became interested in participatory research in the Campaign against the FTAA in Latin America. From there he became involved with the international ATTAC network and specialised in the areas of free trade and investment and in the investor-state arbitration claims regime (ISDS), especially in the ICSID. His PhD in Law was based on how this regime affects human rights, especially the human right to clean water and sanitation.

He was the Vice President of CAITISA (Comprehensive Citizen Audit Commission on Investment Treaties and the Arbitration System) of the Republic of Ecuador (2013-2014). He is also a former Expert Advisor to UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) (2016) and a former Expert Advisor to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2019). He has an extensive career in the topics of his specialty, with more than seventy publications and five edited books, and has participated in giving seminars at universities in Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Chile, Spain, Scotland, Ecuador, Mexico, Russia and Uruguay.


-     “Investment Protection and the Global Commons: The Human Right to Water and Concurrent Responsabilities in International Law”, en revista Transnational Dispute Management (TDM), Special Issue: “"The Future of Investment Law in Latin America”, https://www.transnational-dispute-management.com/news.asp?key=1842, La Haya, Países Bajos, 2022 (24 páginas). ISSN 1875-4120.

-     “Inversiones internacionales y el derecho humano al agua: análisis desde una nueva perspectiva interdisciplinaria”, en Droubi, Sufyan y Flores Elizondo, Cecilia; Latin America and international investment law. A mosaic of resistance. Manchester, Manchester, Reino Unido, 2022: 323-365 (42 páginas). ISBN 978-1-5262-5507.

-     “¡Agua Libre!”, Informe sobre el derecho humano al agua y los tratados de libre comercio y los tratados bilaterales de inversión. Disponible en: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HVJ2RVOJjc5GSVSD41L00kRa_IQfsp_I/view, Buenos Aires, 2022 (54 páginas).

-     “Efectividad de los derechos humanos en jaque: arbitrajes de inversión en el marco del COVID-19”, en Revista Anales, Nro. 51 (dic 2021). Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, 2021 (20 páginas). e-ISSN: 2591-6386 ISSN: 0075-7411. Disponible en: https://revistas.unlp.edu.ar/RevistaAnalesJursoc/article/view/11444/12021 (consultado en enero 2022).

-     “El derecho internacional de las inversiones, los derechos humanos y la gobernabilidad democrática”, en Von Bogdandy, Armin; Salazar Ugarte, Pedro; Morales Antoniazzi, Ebert, Franz, El constitucionalismo transformador en América Latina y el derecho económico internacional, Instituto de Investigaciones de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, México); Instituto Max Planck de Derecho Comparado y Derecho Internacional Público (Heidelberg, Alemania) & DFG (Alemania), México D.F., 2018 (28 páginas). ISBN: 978-607-30-0810-5. Disponible en:https://archivos.juridicas.unam.mx/www/bjv/libros/11/5078/8.pdf (consultado en enero 2019).

-     El derecho humano al agua y los tratados de protección recíproca de inversiones (Tesis Doctoral), Ed. La Ley – Thompson Reuters & Facultad de Derecho (UBA), Buenos Aires, 2018 (376 páginas). ISBN 978-987-03-3367-8.

Areas of expertise: 

International law, international investment law, international trade law, WTO, globalisation, human rights, corporations and human rights, human right to water.

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