Resources and Events


International Trade, Investment, and the Sustainable Development Goals

By Cosimo Beverelli, Jürgen Kurtz, and Damian Raess, published by Cambridge University Press (forthcoming October 2020)

This book examines the ways in which international trade and investment regimes can contribute to or complicate the pursuit of the SDGs.

Available here.

Admissibility of Shareholder Claims Under Investment Treaties

By Gabriel Bottini and Uría Menéndez, published by Cambridge University Press (September 2020)

This book examines the admissibility of shareholder claims under investment treaties and proposes specific admissibility criteria.

Available here.

Post-COVID-19: Investment Promotion Agencies and the “New Normal”

UNCTAD. Available at

Symposium Introduction: Centering voices from the global south on investor-state dispute settlement reform: A debate

By James Thuo Gathii and Olabisi D. Akinkugbe (Afronomics Law)

Flexibility and Innovation in International Economic Law: Enhancing rule of law, inclusivity, and resilience in the time of COVID-19

Katrin Kuhlmann (Afronomics Law)

Asymmetries in Trade and Investment Regimes in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond: A reflection on subnational government marginalisation and resistance within the trade and investment governance structures

By Ohio Omiunu (Afronomics Law)

Available at:

Hegemony 101 in International Investment Law

Jean Ho (Afronomics Law)


September 24, 2020

Virtual stakeholder meeting on the establishment of a multilateral investment court, 15:00-17:00 CET. Deadline for registrations: September 11, 2020 at 12:00 CET.


September 23, 2020

Law and Finance Working Group Launch (IEL Collective), 15:00-16:30 BST.

October 9, 2020

Balancing States’ Responses and the Protection of Foreign Investors in the (Post) Pandemic World, 14:00-17:30 CET.

Register by sending an email to:

October 22, 2020

Webinar and Book Launch: Mediation in international investment disputes, 14:00-16:00 CET.