Professor Leïla Choukroune, Director of the Democratic Citizenship Theme and Professor of International Law,  has edited and contributed to two new books that will provide new insights into international law and policy. 

The first book is The Handbook of International Investment Law and Policy. Professor Choukroune is the Editor of this reference work of 80 contributions together with Professor Julien Chaisse (Hong Kong) and Professor Sufian Jusoh (Malaysia).

The Handbook focuses on issues and developments related to the ‘Global South’, an emerging term used by the World Bank to refer to low and middle income countries located in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It provides an excellent modern understanding of international investment law, which is one of the fastest growing areas of international economic law. 

The Handbook in International Investment Law and Policy is anticipated to become one of the most highly-influential reference books in the area of international economic law. 

Comprised of four volumes, the book covers all aspects of international investment law and policy, including international investment substantive law, Investor-state dispute settlement, among many topics.
Professor Choukroune is also a contributor to the recently released Law and Diplomacy in the Management of EU–Asia Trade and Investment Relations.

This book examines the interactive dynamics between law and diplomacy on international trade and investment. It brings together lawyers and political scientists from Europe and Asia and traces the respective roles of law and diplomacy in the relations of the European Union (EU) with its trade and investment partners in Asia. It is the product of long-term commitment and research in Asia.

Professor Choukroune added: “This book will be of key interest to scholars and students of international trade/economic law, EU politics, EU external relations (law), international relations, diplomacy and more broadly to international relations and Asian studies.”