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Vol 24 No 9 Sept/Oct 2019

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EU Human Rights, International Investment Law and Participation: Operationalizing the EU Foreign Policy Objective to Global Human Rights Protection


ISBN13: 9783030206062
To be Published: October 2019
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £99.99



This book demonstrates how human rights obligations of the EU foreign constitution can be operationalized in the realm of international economic regulation. The content is divided into three major parts. The first outlines the legal foundations needed for the EU to become a shaper of international investment law, which include the general principles and objectives of EU external policies, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, international human rights and the international investment competences of the EU. The second part demonstrates the current international investment regime's incompatibility with human rights interests, while the third analyzes two mechanisms stemming from trade Law - ex-ante human rights impact assessments and civil society monitoring bodies - and explores whether they could mitigate the current inequalities in the protection of rights.

The potential of these mechanisms, the book argues, lies in their capacity to ensure a comprehensive assessment of all interests at stake, and to empower traditionally marginalized rights-holders to make, shape and contest the international investment regime.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Contents:
Introduction: Making the EU foreign policy objective to global human rights protection concrete
Part I: The legal equipment: Competence, constraints and objectives: Human rights as a framework for foreign policies - The international investment powers of the EU
Part II: The context: Entering an unjust regime?: Tensions between the international investment regime and human rights - a regulatory tilt? - The EU Approach
Part III: Resolving the failures, utilizing the possibilities: Two proposals: Assessment and participation through human rights impact assessments - Consultation and participation through domestic advisory groups and civil society meetings
Concluding remarks on the EU obligation to empower neglected interests and on ways forward to more inclusive global economic regulation