Lunch Seminar with Rimdolmsom Jonathan Kabre

Establishing an Advisory Centre on Investment Law: What Significance for African Countries?

Abstract

The establishment of an advisory centre on investment law (ACIL) is one of the reform options that are currently being discussed at the UNCITRAL Working Group III. Looking at the question of how such a Center can better impact African countries, this seminar will identify their main legal capacities’ challenges in the context of international investment law as well as the services that can enable African countries to ‘fully’ participate in the ISDS proceedings. Additionally, the question of whether and to what extent other African actors (namely investors and local communities) may also benefit from the services provided by the ACIL will be addressed. 

Speaker bio

Rimdolmsom Jonathan Kabre is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Centre for Human Rights of the University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is also the Academic Coordinator of the LLM programme in International Trade and Investment Law in Africa (TILA) presented by the same University.

He completed his bachelor and master’s degrees in law at Université de Ouaga II (Burkina Faso). He further received his LL.M. in international and comparative law from the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and defended his PhD in international law (summa cum laude) at the same university.

In 2020, his doctoral dissertation received the University of Lausanne Faculty Prize (Prix de faculté 2020). His research interests lie in global economic governance, business and human rights and international disputes settlement.

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