Legal studies on access and benefit-sharing ; 4. International Law E-Books Online, Collection 2016, ISBN ; 9789004303904.
The growing demand for natural resources has triggered a "race" to their exploitation and possession, especially in developing countries. Most desired are water, land, forests, raw materials (oil, gas, mineral and precious stones), fisheries and genetic resources. Emerging economies, Western states, multinational corporations and international financial institutions have become the biggest "buyers" in a race that on one hand strengthens economies and creates investment opportunities and on the other threatens local communities and environmental protection. Natural Resources Grabbing: An International Law Perspective aims at filling a gap in the legal literature by addressing the adverse effects that large-scale investments in natural resources may pose to fundamental human rights and the protection of the environment.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-458) and index.
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Preliminary Material / Francesca Romanin Jacur , Angelica Bonfanti and Francesco Seatzu Introduction / F. Romanin Jacur , A. Bonfanti and F. Seatzu The Practice of Land Grabbing and Its Compatibility with the Exercise of Territorial Sovereignty / Federica Violi Resources Grabbing and Human Rights: Building a Triangular Relationship Between States, Indigenous Peoples and Corporations / Jérémie Gilbert and Nadia Bernaz Who is Entitled to Cultivate the Land? Sovereignty, Land Resources and Foreign Investments in Agriculture in International Law / Jochen von Bernstorff Land Grabbing and International Human Rights: The Jurisprudence of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples / Elisa Ruozzi Water Grabbing and Water Rights: Indigenous 'Sovereignty' volume State Sovereignty? / Marta Bordignon , Roberta Greco and Giada Lepore Right to Water and Access to Water Resources in the European Development Policy / Marco Borraccetti Tackling the Grabbing of Genetic Resources and of Associated Traditional Knowledge through the Nagoya Protocol / Francesca Romanin Jacur Natural Resource Grabbing: The Case of Tropical Forests and redd+ / Annalisa Savaresi International Land Investments or the Environment Put up for Auction: The Case of the Niger Basin / Komlan Sangbana The European Integration and the 2009 Renewable Energy Directive: A Suitable Framework for the Implementation of the Sustainability Criteria for Biofuels Production in Third-States? / Federico Esu and Solenne Avet Integrating Human Rights into the Extractive Industries: How Investment Contracts Can Achieve Protection / Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis and Tara Van Ho The Role of International Environmental Principles in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Precautionary and Polluter Pays Principles and Partial Compensation / Tomoko Ishikawa Exploration and Extraction of Natural Resources: miga's Role in the Promotion of Responsible Investments in Developing Countries / Inesa Stolper On the World Bank's Efforts in Defence of the Human Right to Land / Francesco Seatzu The wto Members' Right to Protect Animals in International Trade: A tbt Perspective / Angelica Bonfanti Water Resources' Exploitation and Trade Flows: The Impact of International Trade Law / Julinda Beqiraj Energy Export Restrictions in the wto between Resource Nationalism and Sustainable Development / Ilaria Espa On the Financing of Civil Wars through Natural Resources: Is There a Duty of Vigilance for Third States on the Activities of Trans-National Corporations? / Marco Pertile Breaking the 'Resource Curse': Prosecuting Pillage of Natural Resources / Garima Tiwari Concluding Observations / F. Romanin Jacur , A. Bonfanti and F. Seatzu Bibliography / Francesca Romanin Jacur , Angelica Bonfanti and Francesco Seatzu Index / Francesca Romanin Jacur , Angelica Bonfanti and Francesco Seatzu.
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