International Investment Law
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- Term 1
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of the legal regimes governing international investment.
- demonstrate detailed understanding of current debates on issues relevant to international investment law.
- demonstrate detailed understanding of the impact of international investment law on the wider developmental objectives of states.
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of the substantive protections afforded investors under international law.
- critically interrogate the impact of the international investment law regime on state sovereignty and the exercise of the regulatory powers of the state.
- demonstrate a detailed understanding of ICSID and its dispute resolution system
- critically evaluate the investor-state-dispute settlement regime.
- Weekly 2 hour lecture
Method of assessment
- Coursework: 80% (3000 words)
- Research outline: 10% (1000 words)
- Seminar participation: 10% (8 seminars)
- Dolzer Rudolf & Schreuer Christoph, Principles of international Investment Law, OUP, 2008
- Douglas Z, Pauwelyn J & Vinuales JE (eds), The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing Theory into Practice, OUP, 2014
- McLachlan C, Shore L & Weininger M, International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles, 2nd ed., OUP, 2017.
- Miles K, The Origins of International Investment Law, CUP, 2013