International Investment Law module (LW51146)

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The aim of this module is to examine the treatment of foreign investments in public international law, with particular attention to the energy market, and to examine the interplay between international investment law, sustainable development and human rights.

Examples of content:

  • Origins, history and nature of international investment law
  • Sources of international investment law
  • Traditional and new models of bilateral investment treaties, and regional investment treaties
  • Investment contracts
  • Key legal obligations of the host State and of the foreign investor
  • Introduction to investor-state dispute settlement mechanisms
  • International investment law and energy law
  • International investment law, sustainable development and human rights


This module is available on following courses: