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The Reign of Law in International Investment Decision-making

Diane Desierto, Ian Laird, & Frederic Sourgens
Co-Chairs, Oxford University Press Investment Claims Summer Academy, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

21 July 2017

The Second Oxford University Press Investment Claims Summer Academy at Lady Margaret Hall took place on July 6-7, 2017, and focused on the role of international law in international investment decision-making. The Summer Academy opened with a quote from Sir Hersch Lauterpacht’s 1933 Function of Law in International the International Community: “The reign of law, represented by the incorporation of obligatory arbitration as a rule of positive international law, is not the only means for securing and preserving peace among nations. Nevertheless it is an essential condition of peace”. Campbell McLachlan, Laurence Shore, and Matthew Weiniger relied upon the quote to open their second edition of International Investment Arbitration: Substantive Principles. In the first session of the Summer Academy, Ian Laird reviewed and discussed the Second Edition of International Investment Arbitration with Matthew Weiniger, QC as a way to set the stage for remaining proceedings [...]

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