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International Investment Law Research Guide

This guide features resources on international investment law, in general, and investor-state arbitration, in particular.


A bibliography is a comprehensive list of published materials on a particular subject. Bibliographies offer a time-saving alternative to searching library catalogs and journal databases for relevant books and articles.  Use the following bibliographies to identify books and journal articles that address various aspects of international investment law.

  • ICSID Bibliography on Investment Law and Procedure
    This extensive bibliography includes more than 3,800 books and journal articles pertaining to international investment law.  The majority of these are English language resources, but items published in eight other languages also are included.  Entries may be browsed alphabetically by author.  Click on the link for advanced search options to search by title, author, and keyword.  The bibliography is updated regularly.
  • The Peace Palace Library's Bibliography of Foreign Direct Investment
    This highly selective bibliography, compiled by the Peace Palace Library in the Netherlands, focuses on the most authoritative reference works, books, and journal articles on the subject of foreign direct investment.  Detailed descriptions of some of the books included in the bibliography can be found on the Librarian's Choice page.

When you identify a relevant book or journal article using one of these bibliographies, search the Law Library's online catalog for the title of the book or journal to see if the library owns a copy or provides access to an electronic version.  If the library does not have the book or article you need, you may request it through interlibrary loan.