Investment Arbitration in Africa

African states have contributed significantly to the development of international investment law but also to the development of dispute settlement mechanisms dealing with investment disputes. This course aims at analysing the participation of African states in the shaping of universal mechanisms such as ICSID in particular. It will also show how specific procedures for the settlement of investment disputes have been put in place within the African continent, for instance through African regional courts and at the level of the Organisation for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa (OHADA). Last but not least, the course will emphasise on-going reforms and proposals in Africa with respect to investment arbitration.