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In international investment law, the term "territory" generally refers to the geographical area under the sovereign control of a state. It encompasses the land, water, and airspace within the boundaries of a particular state. The concept of territory defines the jurisdiction of states and tribunals and its authority to regulate and govern activities.
Territorial disputes between states, armed conflicts and competing governments within the same state can have implications for international investment law. The Russian invasion of Ukraine, armed conflicts in Libya, Yemen, Iraq and other jurisdictions pose complex questions for investors, States and tribunals. Disputes over the sovereignty of a particular territory may lead to uncertainties regarding the legal status of investments located within that disputed territory. Such disputes can potentially impact the protection and rights of foreign investors and may give rise to investment disputes between the investor and the host state.
This conference will bring together practitioners, government officials, academics and other stakeholders to discuss some of the most challenging legal issues related to territory in international investment law. The participants will discuss territory in international public law generally and international investment law, armed conflicts and territory in ISDS, the impact of territorial changes on protection of investors and investment protections beyond national borders.
Pricing and Registration
The event is free of charge for members of the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF). Free of charge bookings can be made by emailing the Events team.
If you work for a government or an intergovernmental organisation, which is not currently a consultative member of the ITF, please get in touch with Prof. Yarik Kryvoi to apply for free consultative membership.
For others the following fees apply:
Concession fees are available to academics, those who are unwaged and NGOs.
This event offers the equivalent of 6 CPD hours.
If you have any queries, please contact the Events team.
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