At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
This course aims at introducing students to one of the most dynamic, and also one of the most criticized field of public international law. In light of the history of international investment law and its future prospects, students get in-depth analyses of the substantive rules that protect foreign investors and of investor-State arbitration. They also learn about the increasing use of international investment law to promote and protect sustainable development objectives. Equipped with this knowledge, students are able to assess and make their own -informed- opinion on the ¿merits¿ of international investment law, notably in relation to the issue of the right of States to regulate as well as the issue of the legitimacy and adequacy of arbitration to settle investor-State disputes.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.