Intl. investment agreements & policy
The global framework of international investment agreements and national investment policies can limit the protection of human rights. International organizations such as UNCTAD and the South Centre, NGOs, and academics have made proposals to ensure that these agreements and policies do not limit human rights protections, and can even provide greater protection of the rights of those affected by foreign investment. Some countries have developed policies in this direction and adopted some of these recommendations, in some cases renegotiating their international investment agreements.
To address these issues, this section of our site includes materials on the human rights impacts of:
- International investment agreements and policy – both bilateral and multilateral, and including investor protection provisions in trade agreements
- National policies on foreign investment, including export processing and special economic zones
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