Investor–State Arbitration and Human Rights

By Filip Balcerzak, Published by Brill | Nijhoff, August 2017

This book examines the interrelations between human rights and international investment law and discusses whether and how human rights arguments may be presented in the course of arbitral proceedings based on investment treaties. The work identifies three model situations, derived from existing arbitral jurisprudence, which provide the backdrop and methodological tools underpinning the book’s legal analysis. The work considers the perspectives of both host states and investors and analyzes all stages of arbitral proceedings—jurisdiction, admissibility, merits, compensation and costs—to determine the potential impact of human rights on the outcome of proceedings. Available at