International investment law is a branch of public international law which governs foreign direct investment and the resolution of disputes between foreign investors and sovereign states. The recent development of international investment protection law is remarkable and international investment law is emerging as a distinct and important field of international law. Countries have collectively signed more than 2300 bilateral investment treaties and more than 300 treaties with provisions relating to protection and promotion of investments.

The number of investment-related disputes between investors and states has also increased over time.  The Practice of International Investment Law and Arbitration is becoming the main stream for big law firms. This area needs lawyers who have knowledge of the subject. In a recent high-profile investor-state arbitration between investors on an oil company in Russia and the Russian Federation, the tribunal awarded a compensation of 50 Billion US Dollars. The Law Firm charged a whopping 90 Million US Dollars as fees for representing them in this arbitration.


This course aims to introduce the students to the public international law standards for the treatment of foreign investments and the resolution of investment-related disputes. This course also intends at introducing the students to the core principles of international investment law and investment dispute settlement system. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the theory and practice of international investment law and dispute settlement principles and practice.

This course has been prepared by the research team at RostrumLegal. Our team members have gained experience in the subject from The Kuala Lumpur Regional Center for Arbitration, The University of Melbourne, the World Trade Institute and National University of Study and Research in Law.


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Last Day to Register: Sunday, 26-September-2021
New Batch Starts on: Monday, 27-September-2021


By taking this course the students will learn to interpret the international investment texts; develop their knowledge and understanding of the core principles of international economic law applicable to the regulation of international investment; and become knowledgeable about the investment dispute settlement system and international investment jurisprudence.


Course Duration: 01 Year

Mode of Study: Online

Number of Modules: 10

Mode of Assessment: Online Test

Type of Questions: Objective/ Multiple Choice

Duration of Test: 1 Hour

Passing Criteria: Score 50% Marks

Course Certificate: Online/PDF

High achieving students in this course will be recognised as Certified Honors Student. The honours badge will be issued to students scoring more than 80 percent in the online test.


Each course is like an interactive textbook, featuring prerecorded videos, quizzes and projects.

In-course Help
Clear doubts by directly messaging the course instructors. Connect with other learners and debate ideas, discuss course material and get help mastering concepts.

Each course is assessed on the basis of online assignments and online quizzes which can be taken from home anytime during the course.

Earn official recognition for your work on the completion of assessment tasks. An online certificate will be added to your profile on course completion.


Course Curriculum

Part I
International Investment Law and Arbitration Resources 00:00:00
Part II
Introduction to International Investment Law 00:00:00
Investor-State Disputes 02:00:00
Standards of Treatment 02:00:00
Expropriation of Investment 02:00:00
National Treatment and Most Favoured Nation Treatment 02:00:00
Fair and Equitable Treatment (FET) 02:00:00
Umbrella Clauses in Bilateral Investment Treaties 02:00:00
Dispute Settlement through Investment Treaty Arbitration 02:00:00
Reforms and Trends of Investment in International Investment Agreements 00:00:00
Part III
International Investment Law and Arbitration Course Quiz 01:00:00