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Democratising international investment law: recent trends and lessons from experience

Lorenzo Cotula

Report/paper, 28 pages

Around the world, citizens’ groups are stepping up advocacy on international investment law – by scrutinising treaty negotiations, intervening in investor-state arbitrations, catalysing grassroots mobilisation or promoting public debate. Rapid, far-reaching and partly contrasting policy developments make this a particularly important point in time for shaping the future of international investment law.

This report discusses the conceptual underpinnings of a fundamental challenge to “democratise” international investment law; reviews trends in citizen engagement with international investment law; and distils lessons from some recent civil society experience.

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  • IIED code: 12577IIED
  • Published: Jun 2015 - IIED
  • Theme: Law
  • ISBN: 978-1-78431-199-5
  • Language: English

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There are growing calls to reform international investment law, but how can we ensure that the people affected by these decisions are part of the debate?

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