- Table of Cases
- Table of International Treaties and Conventions
- Table of Rules and Resolutions
- Table of Legislation
- List of Contributors
- Policy Issues
- Investment, Investor, Nationality, and Shareholders
- Applicable Law
- Multilateral Investment Rules Revisited
- Interactions Between Investment and Non-investment Obligations
- Trade and Investment
- Admission and Establishment
- Standards of Treatment
- Coverage of Taxation Under Modern Investment Treaties
- Most-Favoured-Nation Treatment
- Emergency Exceptions: State of Necessity and <i>Force Majeure</i>
- Investment Insurance
- State Responsibility and Attribution
- Regulatory Transparency
- Corporate Social Responsibility
- Methods of Dispute Resolution
- Procedural Transparency
- Independence, Impartiality, and Duty of Disclosure of Arbitrators.
- Consent to Arbitration
- Jurisdiction and Admissibility
- The Jurisdictional Threshold of a Prima-Facie Case
- The Relationship between International Tribunals and Domestic Courts
- Parallel Proceedings
- Compensation, Damages, and Valuation
- Review of Awards
- An Appellate System in International Investment Arbitration?
- Compliance and Enforcement
- A Doctrine of Precedent?
- Tribunal's Powers versus Party Autonomy
Abstract and Keywords
This article seeks to consider the substantive content, monitoring and enforcement issues, and legal implications arising out of such calls for ‘international corporate social responsibility’ (ICSR). It begins with a brief overview of the reasons why investor responsibilities have become a major strand in the debates on the future development of international investment law. It then considers what is meant by the term ‘international corporate social responsibility’. It also discusses the major legal developments to date in the field of standard setting for corporate responsibilities, followed by a brief overview of monitoring and enforcement issues. The relationship between treaty-based standards and national regulatory standards is addressed. This article concludes by considering what the implications of these developments might be for the evolution of international investment agreements (IIAs).
Peter Muchlinski is Professor of International Commercial Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, London.
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