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Research guide Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment - Research Guide International Law

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a category of investment that reflects the objective of establishing a lasting interest by a resident enterprise in one economy in an enterprise that is resident in an economy other than that of the direct investor. The ICSID Convention is a multilateral treaty formulated by the Executive Directors of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the World Bank). Although ICSID is considered to be the leading international arbitration institution devoted to investor-State arbitration, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement between the European Union and the United States included an investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism, whereby individual foreign investors may bring claims against host state governments for breach of the TTIP’s investment protection standards.

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Library blog Robots and Rights

Recently, an intelligent and human looking robot named Sophia made global headlines when Saudi Arabia granted the humanoid robot Saudi citizenship. According to the headlines, Saudi Arabia became the first country to grant a robot citizenship. The news caused quite a stir – the female looking robot was not wearing a hijab, she was not accompanied by a male guardian and the robot was awarded citizenship, which made it look like a humanoid intelligent robot was given more rights than women and migrants living in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia is known for its restrictive policy concerning women’s rights and Saudi women have only recenly been given the right to drive a car. Perhaps it is a bit premature to give an AI humanoid robots like Sophia citizenship rights. Was it a publicity stunt? Yes.

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News and events Hague Academy Registrations 2018 Summer Courses

The registrations for the 2018 Summer Courses on Public International Law and Private International Law of The Hague Academy of International Law, as well as for its Centre for Studies and Research, will be opened on November 1st, 2017.

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Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office

The ‘Kosovo Specialist Chambers & Specialist Prosecutor’s Office’ are tasked with the prosecution of individuals for crimes against humanity, war crimes and other crimes under Kosovo law which occurred between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2000 in Kosovo.

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South China Sea Territorial Disputes

China claims most of the South China Sea, through which more than $5 trillion of world trade passes every year. Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines and Taiwan have rival claims. In addition to substantial natural resources, the South China Sea is of paramount strategic significance to the Asian security paradigm and to global stability. We have created a Library Special on this topic in order to provide you easy access to our collection: a selective bibliography, newsletters, books, articles and online resources.

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Peace Palace Library showcase

  • Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.
    Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Barnard, C. and Peers, S. (eds.), European Union Law, Oxford, United Kingdom, Oxford University Press, 2017.

  • 518 G 30

  • Xue, H., Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, Leiden, Brill/Nijhoff, 2017.
    Xue, H., Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, Leiden, Brill/Nijhoff, 2017.

    Xue, H., Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice, Leiden, Brill/Nijhoff, 2017.

  • S 2422 d.39

  • 521 B 28

  • Arnauld, A. von (Hrsg.), Völkerrechtsgeschichte(n): historische Narrative und Konzepte im Wandel, Berlin, Duncker & Humblot, 2017.

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