SouthViews No. 228, 15 October 2021
Carving Out a Role for Human Rights in International Investment Law
by Barnali Choudhury
The public health burdens that have been imposed on governments by Covid-19 serve as an important reminder of the importance for states to be able to regulate public health as well as other human rights issues. Commentators are already describing the myriad of investment arbitration claims that states may expect to face for their acts in handling the Covid-19 crisis. By carving out a role for human rights in international investment law, states can ensure that protection of human dignity, not property interests, will continue to be their ultimate objective.
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This article was tagged: Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), COVID-19, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Human Rights, International Investment Agreements (IIAs), Investment, Investment Arbitration, Investment Chapters, Investment Law and Policy, Investment Treaties, Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) System, Pandemic, Public Health, Sustainable Development