Vol. 4 Núm. 1 (2020)
Artículos regulares

Recent trend toward a balanced business and human rights responsibility in investment treaties and arbitrations

Winibaldus S. Mere
Nanzan University | Nagoya, Japão
Biografía
Capa Verde escrito Revista Internacional de Direitos Humanos e Empresas, 2020 Volume 04

Publicado 2020-12-21

Palabras clave

  • Investment and Human Rights,
  • Human Rights Due Diligence,
  • Investment Treaties,
  • MNEs and Human Rights,
  • State Human Rights obligation

Cómo citar

Mere, W. S. (2020). Recent trend toward a balanced business and human rights responsibility in investment treaties and arbitrations. Homa Publica - Revista Internacional De Derechos Humanos Y Empresas, 4(1), e:067. Recuperado a partir de https://periodicos.ufjf.br/index.php/HOMA/article/view/32596

Resumen

This last decade there has been a shift in investment agreements, which traditionally focused on unilateral protection of investors– mainly multinational enterprises (MNEs) –, but now increasingly turning toward a more balanced approach to include corporate social responsibility. This has been significantly intensified since the adoption of the United Nation Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011. As a matter of legal approach, not simply a voluntary one, how and to what extent do the trend to toward this balanced approach take into account this Guiding Principles and other CSR standards into legal framework developed by States through their duty to regulate and adjudicate in investment law regime? This paper shows that at least from recent cases of legal development through State duty to regulate in investment treaties and duty to adjudicate in matters related to dispute settlement, there is an initial and limited, but significant trend of legal development toward such a balanced approach for business and human rights in investment law regime.

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