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School of Economics and Political Science
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
Course unit
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW
EPP8084157, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND DIPLOMACY
EP2449, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track DIRITTO INTERNAZIONALE ED ECONOMIA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/spgi/course/view.php?idnumber=2019-EP2449-001PD-2018-EPP8084157-N0
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ENRICO ZAMUNER IUS/13

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/13 International Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 45 105.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 23/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Thorough knowledge of public international law.
Target skills and knowledge: Learning to analyse the law and practice of States in this particular field of public international law.
Gaining insight into the content of international investment agreements and their standard provisions.
Understanding the features and functions of Investor-State Dispute Settlement.
Examination methods: Written exam
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on the ability to discuss legal principles and rules in the light of the relevant case-law.
Course unit contents: The first part of the course provides an analysis of the customary rules of international law concerning the treatment of foreign property.
The second part will be devoted to the analysis of bilateral investment treaties on the promotion and protection of foreign investments.
The third part of the course will be dedicated to the settlement of investment disputes between States and foreign investors with particular regard to the ICSID Convention.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: 1) Lectures

2) Analysis of legal texts, case-law and State practice with the active involvement of students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Legal texts and materials will be provided to students attending the lectures at the beginning of the course

For students not attending the lectures see the section "Bibliography"
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • David Collins, An Introduction to International Investment Law. --: Cambridge University Press, --. Last edition Cerca nel catalogo

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Lecturing
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Interactive lecturing
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving
  • Use of online videos
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)
  • Learning journal
  • Reflective writing

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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