List of abbreviations
in African perspectives in international investment law

List of abbreviations

AfSIL

African Society of International Law

ATCA

1789 Alien Tort Claims Act

ATS

Alien Tort Statute

AU

African Union

BIT

Bilateral investment treaty

CEMAC

Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa

CETA

European Union–Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement

CFTA

Continental Free Trade Area

EAC

East African Community

EC

European Community

ECOWAS

Economic Community of West African States

EITI

Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

EU

European Union

FDI

Foreign direct investment

FNC

Treaty of Friendship, Commerce and Navigation

FTA

Free trade agreement

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

HDI

Human Development Index

ICJ

International Court of Justice

ICSID

International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IIA

International investment agreement

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ISDS

Investor-State dispute settlement

ITO

International Trade Organization

MIA

Multilateral investment agreement

MOSOP

Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NGBIT

New generation of bilateral investment treaty

NIEO

Declaration on the Establishment of a New International Economic Order

NNPC

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

OAU

Organisation for African Unity

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OHADA

Organisation pour l’Harmonisation en Afrique du Droit des Affaires

PAIC

Pan-African Investment Code

SADC

Southern African Development Community

TPP

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

TRIPS

Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights

TTIP

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

TVPA

Torture Victim Protection Act

UNCITRAL

United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDAF

United Nations Development Assistance Framework

UNECA

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

USA

United States of America

WTO

World Trade Organization

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