The Case for a Permanent African Continental Investment Dispute Settlement Tribunal
Article from: TDM 4 (2021), in Africa
With the entry into force of the AfCFTA on 30 May 2019, Africa is standing at the forefront of tremendous economic growth. However, the success of this agreement will depend on adequate implementation. Moreover, several provisions of the AfCFTA are largely ambiguous. Notably, the dispute settlement provision allows for arbitration but does not define its nature or scope. After exploring the current context for dispute settlement on the continent, this paper looks closely at the profound importance of establishing a sound dispute settlement procedure on the continent. For the AfCFTA to be ...