Introduction: The EU Objective to Global Human Rights Protection and Becoming an Actor in International Investment Law
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This book uses the case of the international investment regime and the EU human rights framework to explore what it means to integrate global human rights protection and promotion into foreign policy making. It thereby focuses on the root causes of the detrimental effects of the current investment regime for human rights protection and advancement, that is the exclusion of locally marginalized groups from the law making and adjudication stages. This exclusion is due to a lack of means both at substantive and at procedural level for marginalized groups to articulate their interests in legally relevant terms. This book looks for concrete methods that can be grounded in EU constitutional law and that are able to overcome the perpetuation of exclusion in economic regulation.
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