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LS553E: INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW (2017-2018)

Last modified: 14 Jul 2017 10:35


Course Overview

The aim of this module to study the substantive legal issues arising from dipsutes under international investment agreements in particular in the the process of investor-state arbitration. This course will examine the interplay between a state's right to regulate and the susbtantive protections offered to foreing investors&nbsp to protect their investments. These substantive protections include fair and equitable treatment expropriation, most favoruable nation and national nbsp;treatment. It will be an interactive and dynamic module, as students will have the opportunity to work on a substantive protections lab so that they can understand the notions of each substnaitve protection in real treaty practice. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Ms Gloria Alvarez

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Under international public law, international investment agreements are the instruments that offer the legal ground for foreign investments. On one hand, states have the possibility to set out the conditions in which they expect to host the investment. On the other, foreign investors seeking to invest in another country relay in the substantive protections offered in these international investment agreements. 

The aim of this module to study the substantive legal issues arising from dipsutes under these international investment agreements in particular in the the process of investor-state arbitration. This course will examine the interplay between a state's right to regulate and the susbtantive protections offered to foreing investors to protect their investments. These substantive protections include fair and equitable treatment, expropriation, most favoruable nation and national treatment. 

Teaching Information

10-15 hours of content time, delivered through online platforms, supported by online content, including primary and secondary readings, images, short audio-visual clips by staff, extracts from recorded interview collections, and other content where appropriate.


Assessment

1st attempt: Discussion Board (40%); Discussion board (30%); Discussion baord (30%).

Resit: Oral exam directed at those learning outcome not previously achieved.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Students will be provided with feedback following each discussion board contribution.  As well as short videos explaining the marking and assessment criteria.

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