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Author Davitti, Daria, author.

Title Investment and human rights in armed conflict : charting an elusive intersection / Daria Davitti.

Published Oxford, UK ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (288 pages).
Series Human rights law in perspective
Human rights law in perspective.
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents I. Focus of the Book -- II. Structure of the Book -- 1. Extractive Sector Investment in Conflict Countries: The Situation in Afghanistan -- I. Extractive Companies in Conflict Countries: An Issue of Human Rights Protection? -- A. The Human Rights Impact of Extractive Companies in Conflict Countries -- B. Conceptualising the Term 'Protection' -- II. Practical Challenges in Operationalising Human Rights Protection When Extractive Companies Invest in Conflict Countries: The Situation in Afghanistan -- A. Corporate Abuse and 'Soft-law' Mechanisms -- B. Prioritising the Rights to be Protected -- C. A Complex Political Context -- III. Preliminary Conclusions -- 2. The Relevant Legal Framework: Investment Protection in Conflict Settings -- I. Foreign Investment and the Need for Protection: International Investment Law and Armed Conflict -- A. The Notion of Investment -- II. Relevant Standards of Investment Protection -- A. The Evolution of FET through the Doctrine of Legitimate Expectations -- B. Full Protection and Security -- C. War Clauses -- D. Protections Against Expropriation -- E. Most-favoured Nation Treatment -- III. Preliminary Conclusions -- 3. The Relevant Legal Framework of Human Rights Protection: ESC Rights and the Right to Water -- I. Reasons for a Focus on the Right to Water -- II. Legal Foundations of the Right to Water -- III. States' Obligations to Respect, Protect and Fulfil -- IV. Article 2(1) ICESCR: Progressive Realisation and Obligations of Immediate Effect -- A. Elimination of Discrimination -- B. Obligation to Take Steps -- C. Prohibition of Retrogressive Measures -- D. Minimum Core Obligations -- V. Availability, Accessibility, Acceptability and Quality -- VI. Maximum Available Resources -- VII. International Assistance and Cooperation as a Basis for Extraterritorial Obligations -- VIII. On Limitations to ESC Rights -- IX. Preliminary Conclusions -- 4. Human Rights and Investment: Analysing the Relationship -- I. The Contours of a Troubled Relationship -- A. Of Conflicting Laws: How States' Obligations in International Investment Agreements Affect States' -- Human Rights Obligations -- B. Of the Inherent Limitations of International Investment Law -- II. Is a Balance Between 'Investors' Rights' and Human Rights Possible? -- III. Preliminary Conclusions -- 5. Business and Human Rights: A Tool for Investment and Human Rights Protection in Armed Conflict? -- I. A Critical Appraisal of the Business and Human Rights Framework -- A. Third Pillar: Effective Remedial Action -- B. Second Pillar: The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights -- C. First Pillar: The State's Duty to Protect Human Rights -- II. The Framework at the Intersection of International Human Rights Law and Investment Law in Armed Conflict -- III. Preliminary Conclusions -- Conclusion: Implications for Afghanistan.
Summary "This book analyses the way in which international human rights law (IHRL) and international investment law (IIL) are deployed - or fail to be deployed - in conflict countries within the context of natural resources extraction. It specifically analyses the way in which IIL protections impact on the parallel protection of economic, social and cultural rights (ESC rights) in the host state, especially the right to water. Arguing that current responses have been unsatisfactory, it considers the emergence of the 'Protect, Respect and Remedy' framework and the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights (jointly the Framework) as a possible analytical instrument. In so doing, it proposes a different approach to the way in which the Framework is generally interpreted, and then investigates the possible applicability of this 'recalibrated' Framework to the study of the IHRL-IIL interplay in a host country in a protracted armed conflict: Afghanistan. Through the emblematic example of Afghanistan, the book presents a practical dimension to its legal analysis. It uniquely portrays the elusive intersection between these two bodies of international law within a host country where the armed conflict continues to rage and a full economic restructuring is taking place away from the public eye, not least through the deployment of IIL and the inaction - or merely partial consideration - of IHRL. The book will be of interest to academics, policy-makers, and practitioners of international organisations involved in IHRL, IIL and/or deployed in contexts of armed conflict."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
Other formats Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement.
Subject Investments, Foreign -- Law and legislation.
Humanitarian law.
Mineral industries -- Law and legislation.
International law and human rights.
Afghan War, 2001- -- Law and legislation.
Investments, Foreign -- Law and legislation -- Afghanistan.
ISBN 9781509911653 (online)
9781509911660 (hardback)
9781509911646 (electronic book)
9781509911639 (pdf)