international law

Applicability of human rights in international investment regime

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Foreign direct investment (FDI) involves a private investor from one state (the home state) investing in another state (the host state). Foreign investors may also engage in private activities that have a negative impact on the residents, locals of the area. For instance, mining projects may have long-term environmental effects. Investment protection standards might obstruct the host state from enacting novel regulatory measures to safeguard the public interest in a variety of fields.

The prohibition on the use of force is still breathing

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From time to time, especially in the midst of an ongoing armed conflict, commentators point out, that international legal principles and norms are guiding principles at best, and the most important rules, such as the general prohibition on the use of force, which is enshrined in Article 2(4) of the United Nations’ Charter and customary international law, possibly with a peremptory character are ineffective.