1. Overview

This lecture series will consist of two 4-hour sessions. The aim of the first session will be providing a general introduction to international investment law, investment protection standards and the investor-state dispute settlement system. The second session will consist of more advanced topics, i.e. the “legitimacy crisis” and reform calls in investment law, the EU’s internal and external policies on investment law and its reform and their implications on Turkey.

  1. Date

First Session: 20 March 2021 / 12.00-16.00 (GMT +3)

Second Session: 27 March 2021 / 12.00-16.00 (GMT +3)

  1. Venue

The sessions will be held online via Zoom.

  1. Target Audience

ICIL Students, Turkish and foreign law students, particularly advanced bachelor and graduate students as well as legal practitioners

  1. Fees

50 TL (Administrative costs)

  1. Application

Please submit your motivation letter (max. 350 words) and your CV in English as one PDF file to admission@icil.org.tr. Please name the document as “SurnameName_LSIIL” for example “DoeJohn_LSIIL″.

General application deadline: 10 March 2021

IMPORTANT: The maximum number of participants for the lecture series is 50. We will evaluate applications on a rolling-basis. Therefore, early application is highly recommended.

  1. Miscellaneous
  • %80 participation rate is mandatory to be awarded the certificate of participation. The certificate will be provided via e-mail.
  • We cannot offer any ECTS credits for the lecture series.

Questions/Inquiries: Please refer to admission@icil.org.tr.

  1. Program

1st Session (20 March 12.00-16.00)

12.00 – 12.50Introduction to international investments and why do we need it (Dr. Rahmi Kopar – Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University)
13.00 – 13.50How to protect foreign investments? Investment protection standards: National Treatment, MFN, Expropriation (Ahmet Dülger – Istanbul Medeniyet University)
14.00 – 14.50


One-size-fits-all: Fair and Equitable Treatment Standard (Dr. Rahmi Kopar – Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University)
15.00 – 15.50Investor-State Dispute Settlement Mechanism: Theory and Practice – The cases of ICSID and TTIP (Ahmet Dülger – Istanbul Medeniyet University)

2nd Session (27 March 12.00-16.00)

12.00 – 12.50Rethinking international investment law: Legitimacy discussions and reform calls (Dr. Hannes Lenk – Aarhus University)
13.00 – 13.50ISDS reform and the EU’s position and role (Dr. Hannes Lenk – Aarhus University)
14.00 – 14.50


The EU’s international investment policy (Dr. Güneş Ünüvar – Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)
15.00 – 15.50Significance and impacts of EU’s investment policies for Turkey (Dr. Güneş Ünüvar – Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)
16.00 – 16.50‘Reform Calls in Action: The Case of Brazilian CFIAs’ (Nazlıçiçek Semercioğlu – Bocconi University)
  1. Further Information

For further inquiries, please send an e-mail to admission@icil.org.tr