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Author Naidu, Sanusha, reporter

Title South Africa, Africa, and international investment agreements / rapporteurs, Sanusha Naidu and Brendan Vickers
Published Cape Town : Centre for Conflict Resolution, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 50 pages) : illustrations
Series Policy advisory group seminar report ; no. 48
Seminar report (University of Cape Town. Centre for Conflict Resolution) ; no. 48
Contents Introduction -- Global change and the international investment agreements landscape -- Determinants of foreign direct investment and the role of international investment treaties -- The policy impact of international investment agreements in Africa -- Analysing investment treaty provisions -- Assessing the investor-state dispute settlement system -- Regional regulation of investments in Africa -- Conclusion
Summary The Centre for Conflict Resolution (CCR), Cape Town, South Africa, and the South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), hosted a policy advisory group seminar on "South Africa, Africa, and International Investment Agreements" in Stellenbosch, South Africa, from 17 to 18 February 2014. The meeting brought together about 30 leading practitioners, scholars, and civil society activists to review the implications of international investment agreements (IIAs) for development efforts in Africa. The seminar assessed the principles that underpin these treaties, which are increasingly seen by critics as being at odds with emerging economic challenges confronting developing countries. The meeting focused on six key areas: the global context and changing perspectives on international investment agreements; the benefits that can accrue from foreign direct investment (FDI) and the relationship between investment agreements and foreign direct investment flows; the structure and impact of investment treaties; the core provisions of international investment agreements; the international arbitration system that provides for investor claims against states; and the implications of all this for Africa's structural transformation and economic development
Notes "July 2014."
"Stellenbosch, South Africa."
Report number from resource home page
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (CCR, viewed August 8, 2014)
Subject Investments, Foreign -- Africa -- Congresses
Investments, Foreign -- South Africa -- Congresses
Commercial treaties.
Investments, Foreign.
Africa -- Commercial treaties -- Congresses
South Africa -- Commercial treaties -- Congresses
South Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Vickers, Brendan, reporter
University of Cape Town. Centre for Conflict Resolution, publisher