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Materials by topic > Investment

Major reports & consultations on investment, investment agreements & human rights

Principles for responsible contracts: integrating the management of human rights into State-investor contract negotiations: guidance for negotiators [PDF], Addendum to Special Representative's final report to UN Human Rights Council, 25 May 2011

Stabilization Clauses and Human Rights - consultation summary [PDF], Johannesburg, South Africa, 21 October 2008

Stabilization clauses and human rights - consultation summary [DOC], International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Special Representative John Ruggie, London, 22 May 2008


Other relevant materials

Incorporating the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in Investor/State Contract Negotiations - remarks to Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, John Ruggie, Harvard University & Foley Hoag LLP, former UN Special Representative on business & human rights, 20 Apr 2012

Statement of the Special Representative to the Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa, On its review of Bilateral Investment Treaties entered into by the Republic of South Africa since 1994 [PDF], 4 Sep 2009

Joint views of the International Organisation of Employers, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD to the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on business and human rights [PDF], Mar 2009

Statement to UNCITRAL (UN Commission on Intl. Trade Law) Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation) [PDF] by Special Representative John Ruggie, Feb 2008, New York, USA

"International Investment Agreements, Business and Human Rights: Key Issues and Opportunities" [PDF], Howard Mann, Intl. Institute for Sustainable Development, prepared for Special Representative John Ruggie, Feb 2008

"Foreign direct investment – Balancing risk for global investors" [PDF], Andrea Shemberg, in Ethical Corporation, 11 Dec 2007

"Business & Human Rights: The Role of States": Summary report [PDF] of meeting convened by Special Representative John Ruggie, Copenhagen, 8–9 Nov 2007

"IFC and UN Cooperate on Study of Investment Contracts and Human Rights", 7 Aug 2007

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