Investment Law within International Law: Integrationist Perspectives

By Freya Baetens (editor), Published by Cambridge University Press, January 2016

The book examines the links between investment law and other sub-fields of international law, including the law on armed conflict, human rights, sustainable development, trade, development and EU law. In particular, it scrutinizes how concepts, principles and rules developed in the context of such sub-fields of public international law could inform the content of investment law. Solutions aimed at resolving problems in other settings may provide instructive examples for addressing current problems in the field of investment law, and vice versa. The underlying question is whether key sub-fields of public international law, notably international investment law, are open to cross-fertilisation, or, whether they are evolving further into self-contained regimes. Available at