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This working paper examines two issues concerning foreign state-controlled investors: whether the doctrine of foreign state immunity may make it difficult for private parties to pursue legitimate claims against them and whether that doctrine creates regulatory enforcement gaps for host countries.
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G20 Leaders have committed to forego protectionism and have requested public reports on their adherence to this commitment. The third report by OECD and UNCTAD on investment and investment-related measures covers the period from November 2009 to May 2010.
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G20 Leaders have committed to forego protectionism and have requested public reports on their adherence to this commitment. This third joint report by OECD, UNCTAD and WTO on G20 trade and investment measures covers the period from 1 November 2009 until mid-May 2010.
This Issues Brief sheds light on who the donors beyond the DAC are and how much they are giving. It describes the principles that guide their co-operation and distinguish them from DAC donors.
The 2009 edition of the annual report focuses on consumer empowerment and responsible business conduct as well as providing an account of the actions adhering governments have taken over the 12 months to June 2009.
“For the global economy, corruption is dangerous,” he said at the OECD in Paris on 31 May. “The consequence is economic decay, not development. And that’s why corruption demands a truly global response – one that knows no limits on collaboration.”
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This report presents the results of a fact finding survey on how governments seek to establish the identity of foreign investors, with a particular focus on transsectoral, security-related investment reviews. It was prepared for the OECD Freedom of Investment Roundtable to facilitate discussion of the issues by Roundtable participants.
This working paper provides an overview of recent developments in investment treaty practice with regard to the protection of intellectual property rights (IPRs).
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Cross-border investment in agricultural production and farmland is not a new phenomenon, but it is growing in importance. This report reviews international initiatives for promoting responsible investment in agriculture and explores what contribution, if any, OECD investment instruments could make to these initiatives. This paper was commissioned for the OECD Freedom of Investment Roundtable to facilitate discussion of the issues by
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The 42 adhering governments to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have agreed on the terms of reference for carrying out an update of the Guidelines. The update aims to ensure their continued role as a leading international instrument for the promotion of responsible business conduct.