Rafael Quintero Godínez is a PhD Candidate at the Warwick Law School where he researches the evolution, underlying bias, and reform of investment arbitration from a systems theory perspective. Also, he has taught a wide array of legal and business subjects at the undergrad and postgrad level at the University of Warwick, including Leadership and Business Ethics, International Economic Law, and Legal Theory.;In addition to his teaching and research activities, he has solid experience in the field of public policy. In particular, he researched for a UN Report that addressed the complicity of international financial institutions in human rights violations submitted recommendations on foreign investment policies to the Mexican Delegation before the OECD Investment Committee; and, more recently, investigated the legal and economic consequences of voluntary versus mandatory non-financial disclosure of corporate social responsibility in the EU at the Cato Institute. Currently, he co-edits a symposium for Opinio Juris: “FDI in Latin America and the Caribbean: Blessing or Hyperbole?”. During his fellowship at MCC, he will be examining whether there is a systemic bias enshrined in international investment arbitration. The project argues that is that if investment arbitration is systemically biased, then this adjudicatory system should be procedurally designed to systematically favour certain legal interpretations, legal values and that a strong majority of arbitrators take a similar position on fundamental legal matters.

Visiting Fellow at MCC: May – October 2021