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About Gus Van Harten

Gus Van Harten joined the faculty in January 2008 and teaches Administrative Law, International Investment Law, and Governance of the International Financial System. He was previously on faculty at the London School of Economics where he taught Administrative Law, International Economic Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Public International Law.

His book, Investment Treaty Arbitration and Public Law (OUP, 2007), presents a public law critique of investment treaty arbitration and proposes the establishment of an international investment court to ensure independence and accountability in the international adjudication of regulatory disputes between states and investors. More broadly, his research examines international and comparative aspects of public law, including procedural aspects of public inquiries and national security confidentiality. He worked previously on the Arar Inquiry, on the Walkerton Inquiry, and as a law clerk at the Ontario Court of Appeal.

He received the William Robson Memorial Prize from LSE, a doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, an Overseas Research Award from Universities UK, and a Research Award from the Canadian International Development Agency.


Present Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

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