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LAW 602 International Investment Law: Reading list

LAW 602 International Investment Law 


Department: PhD in Business Law
Module Description: The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding of current and emerging developments in international investment law. The module will equip the students with the knowledge and understanding about the various approaches to regulating foreign investment in a social, economic and political context.  Topics to be covered include: sources of international investment law, the evolution of international investment law, theories relating to foreign investment, the regulation of foreign investment, the standards of protection under modern bilateral/multilateral investment treaties (BIT/MITs) and investor-state arbitration.

Module text(s)

  • Rudolf Dolzer & Christoph Schreuer, Principles of International Investment Law (Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition, 2012).
  • Jeswald W. Salacuse, The Law of Investment Treaties (Oxford University Press, ; 2 edition, 2015)
  • Kenneth J. Vandevelde,  Bilateral Investment Treaties: History, Policy, and Interpretation (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Zachary Douglas, Joost Pauwelyn, Jorge E. Viñuales (eds), The Foundations of International Investment Law: Bringing theory into Practice (Oxford University Press, 2014)
  • Jonathan Bonnitch, Substantive Protection under Investment Treaties: A Legal and Economic Analysis (Cambridge, University Press, 2014)

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