The Promotion and Protection of Investment in Africa course is flexible one-of-a-kind online short course focused on unpacking the fundamentals of investment protection on the African continent.
The course is presented by leading experts who — through a unique and holistic blend of theoretical and practical considerations — analyse investment elements for host governments and investors in Africa. The online course is centered on comprehensive discussions concerning international investment law principles, as well as protection standards under investment treaties and agreements. These standards include, amongst others, protection against unlawful expropriation, nationalisation, and unfair treatment. The curriculum further considers legal recourse available to stakeholders in the event of violations of guarantees or commitments by either host governments to investors, or investors to host governments. The recourse particularly includes an examination of the Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and related dispute resolution systems.