| International Investment Law

Course Information

  • 2020-21
  • 5-Year B.A., LL.B. (Hons.), LL.M.
  • III, V
  • Mar 2021
  • Elective Course

The endeavour of the course is to study in detail those aspects of public international law that relate to foreign investment. This course aims to provide an overview of central topics of international investment law. It will outline the traditional approach of regulating foreign direct investments in customary international law (CIL) and then focus on the present state of investment protection through a dense web of more than 3000 Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs). Through a study of several BITs and secondary literature, the course will focus on the key jurisdictional, substantive and procedural aspects of investment treaty protection. It will also endevaour to critically evaluate these aspects. The major focus of the course is to examine whether the rules of international investment law reconcile the protection of foreign investment with the host State’s right to regulate. The course will also endeavour to discuss these concepts with a focus on India’s investment treaty practice and experience. The methodological methods for course delivery would be lectures with active engagement of the students in class discussions.