Sunday, September 24, 2017

Colloquium: International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict

The Athens Public International Law Center of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Faculty of Law, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), the Research Center on Procurement law and International Investments (CREDIMI) of the University of Burgundy, and the Faculty of Law of the University of Zaragoza, and with the support of the ESIL Interest Group on International Economic Law, will hold a colloquium on "International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict," October 5-6, 2017, in Athens. The program is here. Here's the idea:
Recent events in Syria, Yemen, Libya and Crimea have (unsurprisingly) brought to the surface various systemic concerns regarding international investment protection and arbitration. Investment claims and scholarly literature increasingly illustrate the wide-ranging linkages between international investment law and the law of armed conflict. Hence, the Colloquium on ‘International Investment Law & the Law of Armed Conflict’, aiming to chart the terrain of this multifaceted and complex relationship, could not be more timely.