Universität Wien FIND

030428 KU International Investment Law (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 90 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 10.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 17.03. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 07.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 14.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 21.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 28.04. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 12.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 19.05. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 02.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 09.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG
Thursday 16.06. 13:30 - 15:00 PC-Raum 1 Schenkenstraße 8-10, 1.UG
Thursday 23.06. 15:00 - 16:30 Seminarraum SEM20 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 2.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course offers an introduction to international investment law. It provides an overview of protection standards and dispute settlement in international investment law. The fundamental rules concerning admission and treatment of foreign investment will be discussed. Special attention will be given to dispute settlement, i.e. ICSID and UNCITRAL arbitration.

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in class; e-learning and written test

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Case studies and practical examples will be used to deal with the normative content of the investment law concerned as well as with the (quasi-) judicial and political-diplomatic mechanisms for the enforcement of investment law.
the course will be tough in form of discussions.
requirements: Basic Knowledge of English and International Law

Examination topics

INTRODUCTION (Chapter I, III)
The concept of investment (who is an investor, what is an investment)
The conflicting interests of the host State and the investor
Historical development of international investment protection

1.THE SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW (Chapter I, II, IV)
Customary international law rules
Investment Contracts
National Investment Protection Laws
Bilateral Investment Treaties
Multilateral Treaties
Guidelines and Codes of Conduct
Resolutions

2.EXPROPRIATION (Chapter VI)
What is an expropriation? Direct /Indirect expropriations
Permissibility of expropriations
Requirements for legality
Consequences of an expropriation

3.STANDARDS OF TREATMENT (Chapter VII)
Fair and equitable treatment
Full protection and security
The Umbrella Clause
Access to justice, denial of justice, fair trial
National treatment
Arbitrary and discriminatory
Most favoured nation clause

4.STATE RESPONSIBILITY AND ATTRIBUTION, INVESTMENT INSURANCE(Chapter VII,VIII, IX)
Attribution
Responsibility for illegal acts
Necessity

5.DISPUTE SETTLEMENT, ICSID (Chapter X)
Methods of dispute settlement
Treaty arbitration
Jurisdiction
Applicable law
Annulment
Enforcement of Awards

Reading list

Reading material: R. Dolzer / C. Schreuer, Principles of International Investment Law 2, 2012.

Association in the course directory

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