Mutharika Named To Investment Dispute Panel

Law Professor A. Peter Mutharika has been appointed to the Panel of Arbitrators and the Panel of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes. Some 143 countries are contracting parties to this World Bank center, which serves as the tribunal for resolving international investment disputes.

Mutharika is an expert on international economic law, international law, and comparative constitutional law. He has played a leading role in the conceptualization and structuring of Malawi's new democratic Constitution; served as general counsel of the Malawi Action Committee, a human rights organization; and advised his brother in his brother's successful campaign for the presidency of Malawi.

Mutharika has authored books on statelessness, international development law, and the status of aliens in the United States. He is currently working on a book on foreign investment security in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mutharika recently returned from Malawi, where he presented a paper at the Constitutional Review Conference, titled “Towards a More Manageable Constitution.”