Author: Ahmed Kamal El-Din Izzeddin
This book, initially an LLM dissertation at the University of Liverpool, UK, analyses the Calvo Doctrine, which culminated from propositions by Carlos Calvo (1824 – 1906). It compares this Doctrine to the Hull Formula, developed by US Secretary of State Cordell Hull during 1930s exchanges with Mexico in defence of US foreign investors’ rights. The author submits that despite their apparent contrast, much aspects of harmony exist between the Calvo Doctrine and Hull Formula, which would enhance certainty in the international law of foreign investment, thereby benefiting global investment business, jurisprudence, arbitral practice and legal academia.
Ahmed Kamal EL-Din Izzeddin, an LLB (honours) graduate in 1979, obtained an MA in political economy (Development) at the University of Leeds, and an LLM (with Distinction) in International Finance & Banking Law at the University of Liverpool. A part-time lecturer-at-law at the Bahrain Institute of Banking & Finance’s University of Wales Accredited Programme (2008-2011), he was a government legal advisor in Saudi Arabia before working in the UK throughout the 1980s. He became Editorin- Chief of Sudanow magazine in 1990, established Ahmed Kamal El-Din’s Law Office in 1997 and, since 2003, is Legal Consultant and Expert with the Government of Bahrain.