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Human rights impact assessments for foreign investment projects

learning from community experiences in the Philippines, Tibet, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Argentina and Peru.

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Published by Rights & Democracy in [Montréal] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Human rights monitoring -- Case studies.,
  • Corporations, Foreign -- Social aspects -- Case studies.,
  • Social responsibility of business -- Case studies.,
  • Droits de l"homme -- Surveillance -- Cas, Études de.,
  • Sociétés étrangères -- Aspect social -- Cas, Études de.,
  • Entreprises -- Responsabilité sociale -- Cas, Études de.

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    GenreCase studies., Cas, Études de.
    ContributionsRights & Democracy (Association)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC571 .H765 2007
    The Physical Object
    Pagination149 p. :
    Number of Pages149
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16683263M
    ISBN 102922084973
    ISBN 109782922084979
    LC Control Number2008360060

      Foreign investment is largely seen as a catalyst for economic growth in the future. Foreign investments can be made by individuals, but are . A Law & Human Rights internship with Projects Abroad will challenge you and help you realize your potential. You'll get direct insight into global legal practices and and human rights issues. You'll learn from experienced professionals in real-world situations. Sometimes we take our human rights and access to legal advice for granted. The Institute’s research department is looking for researchers to write articles for a special issue journal on national human rights actors. After 11 years as director, Jonas Christoffersen leaves the Danish Institute for Human Rights to start a law firm. All over the world business activities have significant impact on human rights.


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Human rights impact assessments for foreign investment projects: learning from community experiences in the Philippines, Tibet, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Argentina and Peru.

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Title: Human rights impact assessments for foreign investment projects: learning from community experiences in the Philippines, Tibet, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Argentina, and Peru.

A human rights impact assessment operates on the assumption that all human rights, including civil, political, economic, social and cultural, are inter-related, inter-dependent and indivisible.

This human rights impact assessment project comprised three pillars: A Ten-Step Methodology. Human rights impact assessments of investment projects arose from efforts to understand the potential or actual impacts of business operations on universal human rights.

HRIAs are increasingly recognized by both civil society and the private sector as a useful tool to assess the human rights impacts of large-scale projects.

Rights & Democracy launched a three year project in to develop and test a draft methodology for human rights impact assessments of foreign investment projects. This report presents its results. The project focused its research at the community level and selected five case studies to test the methodology and accompanying research guide.

BSR has been conducting human rights due diligence with companies since our founding, a little more than 20 years ago. Over the past two years, we have worked with companies in multiple industries conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) that align with the Guiding Principles (GPs).

solutions. Human rights impact assessments (HRIA) are a promising step towards this goal. Aim of this paper The European Commission has been actively supporting Professor Ruggie’s work as part of its overall commitment to promote responsible business practice. In this context, it is. Human Rights Impact Assessments.

Discussion Paper This paper was prepared for the U.N. Special Representative to the Secretary-General on business and human rights, Professor John Ruggie.

It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Special Representative, but has been written to invite input. The Role of Human Rights in International Investment Law Luis Gonzalez Garcia* I. INTRODUCTION Human rights norms interact with international investment law in at least five different ways.

First, the investor might commit, or be complicit in, violations of human rights. Second, the State might violate the investor’s human Size: KB. COMMUNITY-BASED HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT ASSESSMENT: THE GETTING IT RIGHT TOOL TRAINING MANUAL ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE In a joint effort, Oxfam, and FIDH are committed to pursuing the work initiated by Rights & Democracy by improving access by communities, practitioners, and advocates to Getting it Right.

For example, the United Nations created the Global Compact, the Principles for Responsible Investment, and the Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights. This UN framework, which is designed to “protect, respect and remedy,” places a responsibility on businesses to respect human rights.

Human Rights Impact Assessment for Trade and Investment Agreements Report of the Expert Seminar, Juneii Acknowledgements. This expert seminar was a collaborative initiative that was enriched by the guidance of a number of sponsoring and supporting organizations during the planning process.

Human rights impact assessments for foreign investment projects: learning from community experiences in the Philippines, Tibet, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Argentina and Peru.

[Rights & Democracy (Association);] Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Some. We are developing a number of tools and resources on human rights and impact assessment in the business and human rights context.

The assessment of human rights impacts of business activities is considered to be a key component of the corporate responsibility to respect, and human rights due diligence, as outlined in the United Nations Guiding. 1) For companies, it provides country-specific guidance to understand and address potential human rights risks and development initiatives.

2) States can use the country information to review and reform policies and legislations to ensure respect for human rights in their own business affairs.

This discussion paper, co-authored with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and the Sciences Po Law School Clinic, proposes a new approach to conducting human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) of business operations or projects, which brings together project-affected people, the company, and other stakeholders to jointly design and implement an assessment.

human rights.6 Efforts should be made to advise governments – espe-cially those of developing countries – on how to turn FDI into a positive force for the advancement of human rights.7 II. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT AND HUMAN RIGHTS A.

Overview Under the current legal framework, human rights are classi-Cited by: 2. Guidance on human rights impact assessments on foreign debt and human rights to develop guiding principles for human rights impact assessments for economic reform policies, in consultation with States, international financial institutions and other the above mentioned e-mail address if you have further questions about this project.

Processes for evaluating human rights impacts are increasingly well-developed and in many ways linked to HIA processes [72]. Corporate activities inadvertently affect the spread of many infectious diseases, through the engineering of water storage mechanisms.

Human Rights Impact Assessment of Trade and Investment Agreements concluded by the European Union FIDH-February /3 More specifically, a range of problems have been identified.

The purpose of listing these problems here is not to prejudge in any way the result of any human rights impact assessments which may be performed. Background. Trade and investment agreements (IIAs) concluded by states – in a bilateral, regional or international setting – can adversely affect the business respect for human rights in diverse ways.

In addition to constraining the legal or policy space available to states to regulate the conduct of investors. An introduction to Human Rights Impact Assessment World Bank Extractive Industries Week March 5, • Positive human rights impacts legitimizes a Project in the eyes of the document the real benefits of a Project.

Benefits of Human Rights Impact Assessments • The usual advantages of impact assessment (e.g. allows policy. HUMAN RIGHTS, TRADE AND INVESTMENT MATTERS Foreign Investment and The Human Rights Link 50 Kevin Kolben ENDNoTES 52 GloSSARY 4 HUMAN RIGHTS, TRADE AND INVESTMENT MATTERS social impact assess-ments of projects.

The infrequency of HRIAs may be because it is not the primary object and purpose of investment treaties to safeguard human rights against the negative impacts of foreign investment.

Rather, they aim to protect the rights of foreign investors, thereby reducing business risk and, ideally, attracting foreign capital to the host state. Guiding Principles Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights developed by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises HRIA Human rights impact assessment ICCPR International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.

The development of health and human rights impact assessment methodologies has arisen from the practical imperative to mitigate the health and human rights impacts of policy and trade in a range of domains.

As a result, health and human rights impact assessments have been used to predict the health and human rights consequences of interventions. Human Rights Impact Assessment is a process for systematically identifying, predicting and responding to the potential human rights impacts of a business operation, capital project, government policy, or trade agreement.

It is designed to complement a company or government’s other impact assessment and due diligence processes and to be framed by appropriate international human rights. Box International human rights law Box The UN Guiding Principles and the proposed treaty on business and human rights Box The Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Box Impact assessments and indigenous peoples: the Akwé: Kon Guidelines Box Human rights due diligence and impact assessments Box Works by Aggawaral () andthe OECD (), for example, found that poor labor conditions may hinder, rather than attract, FDI.

See also work by Garriga (), which shows how human rights Author: Ana Carolina Garriga. High Commissioner for Human Rights” Commission on Human Rights, Sub-Commission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, E/CN.4/Sub.2//9, 2 July 2 UNCTAD, IIA Monitor No.

3 (), Recent Developments in International Investment Agreements ( Human Rights Institute. The Human Rights Institute serves as the focal point of international human rights education, scholarship and practice at Columbia Law School.

The Institute currently focuses on a number of key themes, and, throughout the year, hosts a wide array of symposia, lectures, and other events to bring practitioners and scholars together. consideration: level of foreign direct investment inflows to the sector since the reforms, level of employment, net foreign exchange earned, extent of linkages with other sectors, as well as the environmental and social impact of mining sector investment.

Evaluation of adequacy of mechanisms for decision making, negotiation and conflictFile Size: KB. There is evidence that investors pay attention to human-rights treaties as part of the host country’s legal framework. In recent years, FDI practices started including pre- and post-investment impact assessments.

2 For example, after buying a Guatemalan mine, Goldcorp commissioned a human-rights impact assessment. This behavior deviates from Cited by: Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status.

Human rights include the right to life and liberty. It’s essential for identify relating risks at an early stage of investment programs and to integrate appropriate resilience measures to cope with the risks.

The World Bank Group developed a suite of Climate and Disaster Risk Screening Tools to help development professionals screen climate change and disaster risks during project preparation.

Geopolitics & human rights; Guiding principles on human rights impact assessments of trade and investment agreements Olivier de Schutter United Nations General Assembly A/HRC/19/59/Add.5 Distr.: General 19 December Original: English Human Rights Council Nineteenth session Agenda item 3.

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil. While assessing impacts is only one step in the due diligence process, human rights impact assessments (HRIAs) can be an important tool.

An HRIA of a private investment seeks to identify the impacts that corporate activities are having, have had, or might have, on human rights. Though the prospective relationship between foreign direct investment (FDI) and human rights has long been a prominent issue within the global political economy, the linkage is empirically underdeveloped.

Rather, the conventional wisdom that FDI and respect for human rights are inherently contradictory has persisted. Instead, we posit that respect for human rights may encourage by: Selection and peer-review under responsibility of Universiti Malaysia Kelantan doi: / ScienceDirect ICIMTR International Conference on Innovation, Management and Technology Research, Malaysia, 22 – 23 September, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth Literature Review from to Mohammad.

A. Introduction and Objectives. On the 4 th and 5 th Novemberthe International Conference on Investment Law and the Environment took place at the premises of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The conference was organised by the Research Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law of Utrecht University Law School and the Center for Sustainability of Nyenrode Author: Rosalien Diepeveen, Yulia Levashova, Tineke Lambooy.Foreign Direct Investment and the Environment: From Pollution Havens to Sustainable Development Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) - investment by foreign companies in overseas economic governance that respects and enhances basic human and workers= rights, and promotes good market governance.

Priority should be placed on.Long Range Planning, Vol. 17, No. 3, pp. toPrinted in Great Britain /84 SIM+ Pergamon Press Ltd. Assessing Country Risk for Foreign Investment Decisions Brian Leavy, National Institute for Higher Education, Dublin Foreign investment decisions are typically taken using mainly economic evaluation criteria.