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251143 KU International Investment Law (2022S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), Universitätslehrgänge

This is a fee-based continuous education and training programme/certificate course offered by the Postgraduate Center. Please note that you must be admitted to a continuing education and training programme/certificate course to participate.


Sprache: Englisch




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Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Aims: Introduction to International Investment Law
Contents: The course will trace the traditional approach of regulating foreign direct investments in customary international law and then focus on the present state of investor protection through a dense web of bilateral investment protection treaties as well as some multilateral agreements containing investment provisions. The standards of treatment guaranteed to foreign investors in these treaties as well as under customary international law will be analyzed. This course will on the one hand focus on substantive standards, such as fair and equitable treatment, full protection and security, most-favored-nation treatment and national treatment. Equally, the protection against expropriation will merit special attention. On the other hand this course provides an overview of international arbitration between States and foreign investors. Arbitration is the preferred method for the settlement of disputes arising from investments. The proliferation of bilateral investment treaties has contributed to a dramatic increase in investor-State arbitrations. The growing case-law of international arbitration tribunals will serve as a background to this analysis.
Method: Lecture and discussion

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment: Written exam
Permitted materials: open book

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

50% for a positive grade, based on the written exam


All topics covered in the course


Materials will be provided during the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Mi 06.07.2022 16:49