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Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa MODULE A: Introduction to International Investment Law
Brief Description
This module introduces the delegates to the fundamentals of international investment law and provides a holistic overview of the international investment framework for intra-African and foreign direct investment on the continent. The module unpacks and illustrates the distinction between multilateral, bilateral and regional investment treaties, as well as the role and importance of the future AfCFTA Investment Protocol. The module serves as a foundation for further programme modules and is suited to new practitioners and government officials who may be unfamiliar with the broader context of international investment law.
 
This Module is from the Programme "Protection of Foreign Investment in Africa"
 
To accommodate the diverse interests and schedules of attendees, the programme follows a scaffolding approach that consists of three stand-alone, but interrelated, modules that can be completed independently, or successively as a whole.
Each assessed module consists of four online sessions [Tuesday and Thursday, 18h00 to 20h30 Central African Time (CAT)] that is dedicated to a thematic aspect of the programme curriculum.
 
 
Learning Outcomes
After completing this programme, you will have acquired a comprehensive understanding of the international investment framework applicable to foreign investments in Africa, as well as the associated protection mechanisms available to investors and governments. You will understand the various policy and legislative measures, implemented by host governments, which can expose both investors and the host government to significant risk. Particular areas of focus include acts of expropriation; nationalisation; local content requirements (related to both ownership and supplier content); forced re-negotiations of contracts with African governments, and allegations of unfair and inequitable treatment of investors. You will also understand the evolution of treaty standards in Africa, such as novel obligations for investors to consider ESG (e.g. Environmental, Sustainability and Governance obligations) as part of the investment. To provide relatable and pragmatic examples, contemporary case studies are applied throughout.
Course Content
The module unpacks and illustrates the distinction between multilateral, bilateral and regional investment treaties, as well as the role and importance of the future AfCFTA Investment Protocol
Entry Requirements
Learnings to be in Place
Course Number:
P007897
Catalogue and Category:
Law and Human Rights
Who Should attend:
This programme is ideal for legal professionals, executives, business leaders, government officials, regulators, state-owned entities, and practitioners who are considering and/or managing investments in African jurisdictions. As the programme curriculum addresses a range of elements to enhance investment protection, it will also appeal to those who are generally involved in projects, operations, or business ventures on the continent.
Delivery Mode:
Blended
Contact Days:
4