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
Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Story
18 February 2019
+ Español - Hide

La discusión sobre los riesgos del fracking continúa con debates y posiciones contrapuestas, no solamente en Colombia sino en el mundo, por las secuelas sociales y ambientales que ha dejado su aplicación en países donde ya se realiza esta práctica...

See full story

Story
11 February 2019

Papua New Guinea: Proposed changes to Bougainville mining law to accommodate Australian investor; facilitate Panguna re-opening

Bougainville's government is considering changing its mining laws to accommodate investment and facilitate re-opening of the long-closed Panguna mine. Proposed changes to the mining legislation would 'remove complicated steps that are unnecessary'.

See full story

Article
25 January 2019

Uruguay: Residents oppose to new Chinese port, because of the impact in public land and marine biodiversity

Author: Diálogo Chino

“Chinese port sparks controversy in Uruguay” – January 18, 2019...

Read more

Article
22 January 2019
+ Deutsch - Hide

Author: CorA-Netzwerk

Anlässlich des Auftakts des Weltwirtschaftsforums in Davos starten heute über 150 Nichtregierungsorganisationen aus 23 EU-Mitgliedsstaaten eine gemeinsame Kampagne gegen Konzernklagerechte (Investor State Dispute Settlement, ISDS) und für...

Read more

Article
12 January 2019

Laos: 4,400 families lose lands without compensation to Chinese railway project

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Chinese Railway Project in Laos Leaves Farmers in the Lurch", 10 January 2019...

Read more

Article
20 December 2018
+ Español - Hide

Author: Amnistía Internacional

“Amnistía Internacional acoge con satisfacción los informes sobre el fin del proyecto Libélula”- 17 de diciembre de 2018...

Read more

Article
11 December 2018

Institute for Human Rights and Business publishes top 10 business & human rights issues for 2019

Author: Institute for Human Rights and Business

"TOP 10 BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES", 10 Dec 2018...

Read more

Story
10 December 2018

Briefing note discusses impact of agricultural investments under intl. law on local groups' land & resource rights

See full story

Story
10 December 2018

Outcome report of roundtable addressing impacts of intl. investment regime on access to justice for project-affected rights holders

See full story

Article
7 December 2018
+ Español - Hide

Author: La República

“Diez empresas finlandesas en Ecuador suscriben instrumento por la ética”- 04 de diciembre del 2018...

Read more