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Research handbooks in international law.
"In today's globalised world, the relationship between human rights and investment is an important societal and legal issue. This Research Handbook unravels this complex interaction and sheds light on all of its dimensions; it takes stock of the impact that investment operations can have on human rights and it examines how international law addresses, and contributes to, this complicated interplay. Taking a unique approach, this Research Handbook contains insightful chapters that provide analyses of specific international law regimes, with a particular focus on international investment law and arbitration. It also offers in-depth discussions of the corporate and home state responsibilities that can result from the activities of multinational corporations. Sectorial and regional case studies are also explored; they provide a grounding for the more theoretical aspects of the Research Handbook and highlight the key sectors, such as the agricultural and extractive industries, that are prone to human rights violations. Academics, students, practitioners and policy-makers, with an interest in human rights law, international economic law and the activities of multinational corporations, will find this Research Handbook to be an important resource in their daily research and practice"-- Provided by publisher.
Formatted Contents Note
Preface Introduction: Taking stock of the societal and legal interplay between human rights and investment / Yannick Radi Part I. Views from international law regimes. 1. Human rights and international investment arbitration / Ursula Kriebaum 2. Investment arbitration and human rights cases in Latin America / Rodrigo Polanco Lazo and Rodrigo Mella 3. The shared territory of the ECHR and international investment law / Maria Fanou and Vassilis P. Tzevelekos 4. Human rights, international investment law and transparency / Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Rukia Baruti 5. Human rights and investments at the WTO / Valentina Vadi 6. Human Rights at the World Bank group / Gwen Lehane Part II. Accountability for human rights violations. 7. Corporate responsibility and human rights: navigating between international, domestic and self-regulation / Eric De Brabandere and Maryse Hazelzet 8. MNCs obligations in their 'sphere of influence' / Gilles Lhuilier 9. International criminal responsibilities for MNCs violations of human rights / Joanna Kyriakakis 10. Extraterritorial responsibility of the home states for MNCs violations of human rights / Antal Berkes Part III. Sectorial and regional case studies. 11. Extractive industry investments and human rights / Jacky Mandelbaum and Jennifer Loutit 12. Investments and human rights in the agricultural sector / Kaitlin Cordes 13. Assessing human rights issues in the fashion industry: challenges for investors / Dorothée Baumann-Pauly and Sarah Margaretha Jastram 14. Private investments and the human right to water / Mara Tignino 15. Investments and human rights in Asia / Delphia Lim.