Introduction to Investor-State Arbitration

This course will provide an overview of investment arbitration, a practice area that comprises principles of international law, dispute resolution, treaty law and public policy.  Special distinguishing features of investor-state arbitration disputes will be highlighted and explored, including the importance of nationality, consent to jurisdiction, defenses and damages.  Among the arbitration procedures examined will be those arising from bilateral investment treaties (BITs) and multilateral investment treaties (MITs), such as the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), as well as public contracts.  The course will also consider issues related to investment disputes under ICSID, UNCITRAL and ICC rules.

Credits: 2

Type: SEM