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ODEC 8095 - Great Tales of International Investment Law

Type d'enseignement : Seminar

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 12

Language of tuition : English



Course Description

This research seminar is meant to discuss and engage with some of the greatest tales associated with the regulation of international investments. Examples of such tales include the rise of capital-important states and the global south in investment law, the idea of a global investment legal order, the idea of customary investment law and the universality of investment protection, the contribution of early 20th century investment arbitration to the rules of international responsibility or the rules of sources, the protection of human rights through investment law, the kinship between international investment law and public international law, etc. In doing so, this research seminar will revisit some of the mainstream historical accounts about the rise of regulatory investment frameworks. This will allow participants to situate and re-appraise some contemporary contestations of investment protection regimes whilst also developing their own line of thinking on the regulation of investments at the international level.


D'ASPREMONT, Jean (Professeur à l'Ecole de Droit de Sciences Po)

Pedagogical format

Interactive seminars. Participation is essential. Weekly essays delivered prior to each seminar.

Course validation

Participation and short weekly essays.


Weekly reading (in English). Approx 2-3 hours of preparation per week. Approx. 2 readings prior to each seminar. Weekly essays delivered prior to each seminar.

Required reading

For each seminar, students will be expected to read approx. 2 pieces