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The Promotion and Protection of Investment in Africa course is flexible one-of-a-kind online short course focused on unpacking the fundamentals of investment protection on the African continent.

The course is presented by leading experts who — through a unique and holistic blend of theoretical and practical considerations — analyse the framework for foreign investment from the perspective of host governments and foreign investors in Africa. The online course is centered on comprehensive discussions about international investment law and standards of protection under investment treaties and agreements. These standards include, protection against unlawful expropriation, nationalisation, and unfair treatment. The curriculum further considers legal remedies available to stakeholders in the event of violations of obligations by host governments or investors. The remedies considered include recourse to Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) and related dispute resolution systems.

The aim of the course is to cultivate an understanding of contemporary legal and policy challenges for investments in Africa, including considerations of the investment climate in Africa post-Covid19. The course also examines the impact of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol on intra-Africa investment.

To accommodate the schedule of attendees, the course will be delivered online over a three-week period. The first session will take place on 12 October 2020, with the course concluding on 29 October 2020. Sessions are scheduled for three days per week (Tuesdays to Thursday) from 17h00 to 19h30 Central African Time (CAT).

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