Impacts of the International Investment Regime on Access to Justice

Chan, Michelle; Gupta, Kanika; Coleman, Jesse; Cordes, Kaitlin Y.; Johnson, Lise

This outcome document synthesizes key takeaways from a roundtable discussion that sought to explore the impacts of the international investment regime on access to justice for investment affected individuals and communities. Drawing on the plenary and breakout discussions that took place during this one-day, multi-stakeholder roundtable, the document pulls together and highlights central themes that ran throughout the discussion. It first outlines core concepts and introductory points that framed much of the roundtable discussion. The second section provides an overview of impacts of the investment regime on access to justice highlighted by roundtable participants. The third section outlines recommendations discussed by participants regarding reform of the investment regime and strengthening of human rights enforcement. While these recommendations focus in particular on addressing the impacts of the investment regime on access to justice, they are relevant to broader discussions regarding reform and improvement of both the investment and human rights regimes.


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Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment
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February 22, 2019