Investment protection, human rights and biodiversity conservation: in search of balance to achieve sustainable development

Shawkat Alam, Abdullah Al Faruque

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Abstract

Both human rights and investment have, to varying degrees, an objective to achieve greater human welfare. A comprehensive study of the social and human rights dimensions of investment law has yet to be undertaken in the context of developing countries. The proposed book intends to fill this gap. The book will be an attempt to develop a coherent link between investment and human rights that considers the legitimate concerns of both. Given the inadequate human rights provisions in current bilateral and private investment agreements, the book will suggest the inclusion of human rights provisions in such agreements, including environmental rights, with the view for states to fulfil their human rights and international environmental obligations under international law.

The book aims to draw lessons from the experiences of developing countries in dealing with the human rights and environmental aspects of the investment regime. The book will contribute to an enhanced understanding among scholars and policy makers of developing countries on the relationship between investment protection and human rights and in adopting an integrated approach towards investment and human rights with the goal of achieving sustainable development.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Publication statusIn preparation - 2024

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