Land-based investments can create significant grievances for local individuals or communities, and host governments seeking to address those grievances must navigate a complicated landscape of legal obligations and pragmatic considerations. This 39-page report and 6-page briefing note, both funded by UK aid from the Department for International Development, focus on practical solutions for governments confronting grievances that arise from large-scale investments in agricultural or forestry projects.
They consider such solutions in the context of governments’ legal obligations, particularly those imposed by international investment law, international human rights law, and investor-state contracts. Understanding the implications of this diverse range of legal obligations is particularly important in light of investors’ growing recourse to international investment arbitration, which can expose a government to liability under an international investment treaty for actions that may be in the best interest of a country and its citizens. Analyzing such obligations is a useful first step for a government seeking to protect its citizens against the negative impacts of land-based investments.
Accompanying the report and briefing note is a detailed training module, which includes presentation slides, accompanying notes, and group exercises drawing on hypothetical scenarios of land grievances.
CCSI is pleased to announce the return of its three annual executive trainings this summer:
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