Resolution of International Investment Disputes

Semestre Semestre 2
Crédits ECTS 5


Knowledge of the international institutions and regulations used to deal with investors-States disputes about investment operations.


International investments and economic development are intrinsically linked. Protection of investments is of paramount importance for companies making foreign investments. Various international institutions and groups play different roles in the field of international investment (e.g. ICSID, UN Compensation Commission...). The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes and the ICSID convention will be presented as well as their role in arbitration proceedings covering investment disputes. The usual arbitration procedure followed in these cases will also be studied. Alternatives to arbitration and their development will be equally addressed.