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Africa and the Rethinking of International Investment Law: About the Elaboration of the Pan-African Investment Code

Published inComparative International Law, p. 547-569
PublisherOxford : Oxford University Press
Publication date2018
Abstract

This chapter seeks to present and to contextualize the Pan-African Investment Code (PAIC) by taking a comparative international law approach. Such approach allows us to assess whether the PAIC is an Africa-specific instrument and whether it is unique today in how it incorporates sustainable development concerns. This is particularly interesting for the ongoing global reform process of international investment law. The chapter is divided into five main sections. Section II provides an overview of international investment agreements concluded by African States. Section III presents the origins of the PAIC. Section IV addresses the important question as to what extent the PAIC incorporates traditional investment standards or breaks with them. Section V explores the most innovative aspects of the PAIC. Section VI examines the PAIC and dispute settlement.

Keywords
  • Public International Law
  • Comparative Law
  • International Investment Agreements
  • Africa
  • Sustainable Development
  • Innovation
  • Reform
Citation (ISO format)
MBENGUE, Makane Moïse, SCHACHERER, Stefanie. Africa and the Rethinking of International Investment Law: About the Elaboration of the Pan-African Investment Code. In: Comparative International Law. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. p. 547–569.
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