Bilateral Investment Treaty Arbitration (LAW-972-001)
ULWR can be met by writing a longer paper than required in the syllabus. Assessment:Paper and Class Participation.
The course will introduce students to international investment law and investment treaty arbitration by discussing: • an overview of the history and policy underlying investment treaty law; • jurisdictional and admissibility issues that arise in investment treaty disputes; • the substantive legal protections for qualifying investors and investments under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, such as fair and equitable treatment, expropriation, national treatment, most-favored-nation treatment, and “umbrella clauses”; • procedural aspects of investor-state arbitration under investment treaties; and • the review and enforcement of investor-state awards. Throughout the class, we will consider wider issues relating to current criticisms of the investment treaty arbitration system and recent developments, such as the attempted TPP and TTIP treaties.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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Rudolf Dolzer & Christoph Schreuer, Principles of International Investment Law (2d ed. 2012)
First Class Readings
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