Bern, Switzerland

International Investment Law and Sustainable Development

online course
when 1 July 2024 - 5 July 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee CHF 1200

Different types of investment pose different challenges and opportunities for sustainable development. Further, over the last decade, the patterns of international production for goods and services determining international investment are increasingly being shaped by deep transformations resulting from climate change, geopolitics and technology breakthroughs. These tectonic shifts have translated into domestic and international social and political pressures to reshape the international investment regime. Within this context, from a multidisciplinary perspective, this course will provide participants with a thorough understanding of these developments and how they are shaping international investment law. Further the course will explain the different types of investment, their impact on development, the evolution of the different international agreements covering investment, including the WTO, Preferential Trade Agreements and Bilateral Investment Treaties, and how to leverage them in practice for sustainable development, including for purposes of managing conflict among stakeholders on the ground.

Course leader

Roberto Echandi, Krista Navadakukaren and Mariana H.C. Gonstead

Fee info

CHF 1200: The Summer Academy tuition fees do not cover costs such as meals, housing or local transportation.