The Njord law firm is reporting that the Government of Estonia has appointed Njord Tallinn Associate Partner Triinu Hiob and three other Estonian legal experts as members to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, the oldest intergovernmental institution resolving international disputes between states, international organizations, and private parties.
In addition to Hiob, the Government of Estonia also appointed Toomas Vaher (Partner at Raidla Ellex), Lauri Malksoo (Director of the Institute of Constitutional and European Law at the University of Tartu), and Rene Vark (Associate Professor of Constitutional and International Law at the Estonian National Defence College and Assistant Professor of International Law at the University of Tartu).
According to Njord, "the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is based on two conventions which unite a total of 121 member states. Additionally to the interstate disputes, PCA also resolves investor-state disputes arising out of the bilateral or multilateral investment treaties, or the Energy Charter Treaty. Currently PCA acts as registry in eight interstate disputes and in 75 investor-state disputes. Members of the PCA are appointed for six years. Each member state may appoint up to four members to be included in the list of the PCA members as potential arbitrators."