Universität Basel
Juristische Fakultät

Herbstsemester 2017

23321-01 Vorlesung: International Investment Law

Zeit / Ort:
Mo 08:15-10:00 (wöchentlich), Juristische Fakultät / Seminarraum S8 HG.39

Vorlesungsbeginn: 18.09.17

Dozent: PD Dr. Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer

Inhalt und Aufbau der Veranstaltung:
This course examines the international regulation of investment protection. The foreign investor faces specific problems due to the long-term nature of its involvement in the economy of a different government. We will see how these specific problems were addressed in history before turning to the current legal framework. Our focus, however, will be on today's increasingly complex system of investment treaties and customary law relating to how a government must or must not treat foreign property-owners in their territory.

Lernziele: Students should be able to:
- recount the historical development of investment protection
- explain the need for international minimum standards of investment protection
- identify the jurisdictional requirements for starting investor-State dispute settlement proceedings
- discuss the legal elements of expropriation and point out the differences between legal/illegal and direct/indirect expropriations
- make a convincing argument on when the fair and equitable treatment standard would be appropriately applied
- explain the other standards of investment protection
- identify weaknesses in the international system of investment protection
- discuss the differences in investment insurance schemes

Empfohlene Literatur und Materialien:
Besides the materials that will be posted on the internet for downloading, the students must purchase one textbook:
Krista Nadakavukaren Schefer, International Investment Law (Edward Elgar, 2013).

Teilnahmevoraussetzungen: proficiency in English is required

Angebotsmuster: Jedes Herbstsemester

Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung: there will be an oral exam at the end of the semester; the level of class preparation will also be taken into account in the final grade

Kreditpunkte: 6 KP

Leistungsüberprüfung: Vorlesungsprüfung

An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung: Belegen via MOnA innerhalb der Belegfrist

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch