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An Introduction to International Investment Law


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1. Introduction to foreign direct investment: history, trends and rationales; 2. Bilateral, regional and multilateral investment agreements and investment contracts; 3. National laws governing foreign investment and definitions and conditions of admission; 4. Guarantees against discrimination: national treatment and most favoured nation; 5. Fair and equitable treatment, full protection and security and umbrella clauses; 6. Guarantees against expropriation; 7. Compensation; 8. Dispute settlement; 9. Public interest issues: the environment, human rights and culture; 10. Non-precluded measures: essential security, economic stability and the defence of necessity; 11. Beyond international investment law.

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A clear and accessible introduction to one of the fastest growing and most highly debated spheres of international law.

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David Collins is a Professor of International Economic Law at City University London where he teaches and researches in the fields of world trade and international investment law.

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