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This document provides factual elements of information on jurisprudence, literature and state practice related to the fair and equitable treatment standard. It examines the origins of the standard and its use in international agreements and state practice, its relationship with the minimum standard of international customary law and the elements of its normative content as identified by arbitral tribunals.
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This document aims to enhance understanding of investment protection provisions in international investment agreements. It provides a factual survey of jurisprudence and related literature on MFN treaty clauses in investment agreements.
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International, bilateral and regional agreements have proliferated in the last ten to twenty years and new ones are still being negotiated. This study seeks to increase the level of understanding of the relationships between international investment disciplines...
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The international business community's anti-corruption efforts are essential parts of broader systems for fighting corrupt business practices. This paper looks at anti-corruption material published on the websites of companies in UNCTAD’s list of top 100 non-financial multinational...
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The general benefits of attracting foreign direct investment (FDI), and the potential of FDI as a tool for regional economic development in particular, are commonly recognised by policy makers and analysts. This study concluded that FDI generally supports growth in developing, emerging and transition economies, irrespective of their initial state of development.
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This working paper focuses on one aspect of supply chain management -- corporate policies and management practices with respect to working conditions in their supply chains. It provides new data about company practices of ...
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This report considers the challenges of conducting business responsibly in countries characterised by civil strife and extensive human rights violations. It focuses particularly on extractive industry companies and documents the search for solutions.
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Public concerns about globalisation are growing. Many firms are responding to these concerns, often by issuing statements of ethics or values that cover various facets of corporate conduct.
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This paper examines the similarities and differences between the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and six other global instruments for corporate responsibility.
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This paper explores the many ways OECD governments have shaped private corporate initiatives.