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International Investment Arbitration Short Course

This course provides an introduction to the theory and practice of international investment arbitration. We will begin the course with an overview of international investment arbitration, covering its genesis, goals and purpose, the function of bilateral investment treaties, and the most common institutional arbitration rules in investment arbitration. The course then moves its focus to the substantive protections foreign investors invoke in practice, including, inter alia, the right to compensation for expropriation, fair and equitable treatment, and full protection and security. Finally, we will touch on the interplay of investor-state arbitration and domestic litigation, enforcement of arbitral awards, and present challenges to the investment arbitration system. Pass/Fail