International Investment Law and Dispute Settlement

This is an integrated course covering substantive and procedural aspect of international investment law. The course will familiarize students with standards of protection commonly found in international investment treaties. Similarly, the course will provide an introduction to the procedure of investor-State arbitration, notably under the ICSID Convention and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. It will also consider the complex relationship of international investment law with other areas of international law. Finally, the course will critically examine the legitimacy of international investment law in light of current attempts to reform the system.