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Part V The International Law of Foreign Investment, XXXVII The Interplay of Investment Protection and Other Areas of International Law

From: Principles of International Economic Law (2nd Edition)

Matthias Herdegen

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 March 2023

Human rights remedies — Investment — Investor — International monetary law — Environmental disputes

This chapter approaches investment protection in the context of human rights and international environmental law. Like other areas of international law, international investment law must not be read in isolation from other legal regimes. In case the application of an investment treaty affects compliance with obligations under human rights or environmental law, the general principles of treaty interpretation require a systemic integration of both obligations. In the realm of human rights laws, codes of conduct for investors, self-commitments, and mechanisms of surveillance by the home State of investors are instruments to establish and to control corporate social responsibility. In relation to environmental issues, investment protection generally relies on the concessions of host States, pre-existing environmental standards under national and international law, and environmental protection measures dictated in a number of treaties.

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