International investment law in an isolationist world: a human rights perspective

Guntrip, Edward (2018) International investment law in an isolationist world: a human rights perspective. Human Rights and International Legal Discourse, 12 (2). pp. 138-152. ISSN 1783-7014

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Abstract

Political events in 2016 marked a fundamental shift in the world order. The scale of the shift has precipitated claims that the world has entered into a new international order characterised by isolationist policies. This article addresses the validity of these claims with regards to international investment law. The article adopts a human rights perspective to argue that isolationist State conduct in international investment law can often be justified as an exercise of the right to economic self-determination. As the right to self-determination has been invoked in debates regarding international investment law since the 1960s and 1970s, it is suggested that some isolationist State practice is merely the latest manifestation of on-going policy tensions within the international investment law regime.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Human Rights; International Investment Law; Investment Arbitration; Isolationism; Self-Determination.
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Research Centres and Groups: Sussex Centre for Human Rights Research
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Depositing User: Edward Guntrip
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 12:16
Last Modified: 18 Dec 2018 09:17
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76907

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