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The article by Kathryn Gordon, Joachim Pohl and Marie Bouchard presents the findings of the recent OECD report “Investment Treaty Law, Sustainable Development and Responsible Business Conduct: A Fact-Finding Survey“. The report provides a starting point for looking at the interaction between human rights law and international investment law by generating internationally comparable information on how human rights concerns and related issues are referred to in investment treaty texts and arbitration decisions based on those treaties. By providing an initial indication of this interaction, the report invites further investigation of how a range of interests not strictly construed from the text of treaties – including human rights – are being addressed or not in Investor-State Dispute Settlement.