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Human Rights, Natural Resource, and Investment Law in a Globalised World: Shades of Grey in the Shadow of the Law Lorenzo Cotula

Human Rights, Natural Resource, and Investment Law in a Globalised World: Shades of Grey in the Shadow of the Law

Lorenzo Cotula

Published October 1st 2011
ISBN : 9780203357590
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233 pages
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This book explores how the law protects the different and competing interests that are brought into contact by foreign investment projects in Africa. It draws on international investment and human rights law, on the national law of selectedMoreThis book explores how the law protects the different and competing interests that are brought into contact by foreign investment projects in Africa. It draws on international investment and human rights law, on the national law of selected jurisdictions and on the contracts concluded for a large investment project to consider the legal frameworks regulating the growing investment flows to Africa. The book relates the findings of this legal analysis to an analysis of negotiating power between different holders of legally protected rights (investors, local people affected by the investment), exploring whether any differences in legal protection tend to counter, or reinforce, asymmetries in negotiating power. The outcome is a thorough legal analysis that is directly anchored to social processes and that provides insights into the relationship between law and power in a globalised world.