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Lifting the Lid on Foreign Investment Contracts: The Real Deal for Sustainable Development
Document begins: Sustainable Markets 1 B R I E F I N G P A P E R NUMBER SEPTEMBER 2005 Lifting the Lid on Foreign Investment Contracts: The Real Deal for Sustainable Development Dominic Ayine University of Ghana/Centre for Public Interest Law (Ghana); Hernán Blanco Recursos e Investigación para el Desarrollo Sustentable (Chile); Lorenzo Cotula International Institute for Environment and Development (UK); Moussa Djiré University of Bamako (Mali); Candy Gonzalez (Belize); Nii Ashie Kotey University of Ghana; Shaheen Rafi Khan Sustainable Development Policy Institute (Pakistan); Bernardo Reyes Instituto de Política Ecológica (Chile); Halina Ward International Institute for Environment and Development (UK); Moeed Yusuf Sustainable Development Policy Institute (Pakistan) KEY POINTS: Introduction Foreign investment contracts deals between foreign This is a report on a little known, little understood area of investors and host country governments have major foreign investment relations between corporations and implications for sustainable development. For example, governments. It is an area that is largely hidden from public we have found that some exempt foreign investors from scrutiny. Yet it has far-reaching implications for the way of local laws, or commit governments not to change certain life, the rights, and the natural environments of millions of ...