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Input to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights with respect to his upcoming visit to the United States

Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

We at the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI) are grateful for the opportunity to provide input to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights with respect to his upcoming visit to the United States.

CCSI, as a joint center of Columbia Law School and the Earth Institute at Columbia University, focuses on international investment and the impacts that such investment, and the international legal framework governing such investment, can have on inclusive, rights-compliant sustainable development. While the realization of human rights is critical to ensuring sustainable international investment, the human rights framework is often ignored or misunderstood in the context of investment, particularly in the United States. Our comments below highlight some of the impacts that the international investment regime has on inequality, poverty, extreme poverty and human rights in the United States and with respect to US extraterritorial obligations.

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February 22, 2019