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Law at two speeds: Legal frameworks regulating foreign investment in the global South

Cotula, Lorenzo

The global legal system regulating foreign investment in lower-income countries is more geared towards enabling secure transnational investment flows than it is towards ensuring that these flows benefit people in recipient countries. There is a need to improve national and international law safeguards for rights that may be affected by investment flows, and to strengthen local capacity to exercise those rights and get a better deal from incoming investment.

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Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
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Vale Columbia Center on Sustainable International Investment
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Columbia FDI Perspectives, 73
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July 5, 2012
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