The ECOWAS Court of Justice as an Investment Tribunal

Forthcoming, The Journal of World Investment and Trade

21 Pages Posted: 21 Jul 2017 Last revised: 16 Aug 2017

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Matthew Happold

Université du Luxembourg; Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Relja Radović

Universite du Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance

Date Written: May 2, 2017

Abstract

This article considers the extent to which foreign investors in member States of the Economic Community of West African States (‘ECOWAS’) might be able to use the ECOWAS Court of Justice to protect their investments against actions of their host States. It does so taking into account the ECOWAS Supplementary Act on Investments and the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice on, in particular, the extent of its substantive jurisdiction. Although it is not suggested that the Court of Justice would be better forum than an international arbitral tribunal, it is argued that it has considerable advantages over national courts.

Keywords: Dispute settlement, ECOWAS, investment

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Happold, Matthew and Radović, Relja, The ECOWAS Court of Justice as an Investment Tribunal (May 2, 2017). Forthcoming, The Journal of World Investment and Trade. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3003616

Matthew Happold (Contact Author)

Université du Luxembourg ( email )

Faculté de Droit, d'Économie et de Finance
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Universite du Luxembourg - Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

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Relja Radović

Universite du Luxembourg, Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance ( email )

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Luxembourg, L-2721
Luxembourg

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