Rights and Democracy (Montreal) | February 2009
Human Rights and Bilateral Investment Treaties: Mapping the role of human rights law within investor-state arbitration.
By Luke Eric Peterson
The report introduces the foreign investment protection regime and presents its key legal and policy implications for the protection of human rights. It profiles a series of lawsuits that have arisen between foreign investors and their host states — where state compliance with investment treaty obligations is in question and where human rights concerns have resulted from investment projects. The report is the third is a series of publications produced by Rights & Democracy under the banner "Investing in Human Rights".