‘Investment-related standards’ refers to legal or non-legal standards created by States, international institutions, financial institutions, institutional investors, business enterprises or multi-stakeholder initiatives regarding international investment. A range of these standards increasingly address human rights risks associated with investment, including through the incorporation of express human rights provisions and human rights-related reporting requirements. The Learning Hub will follow the development and implementation of these standards, and invite reflection on both how implementation of existing standards can be improved and where new standards may be useful.
Start exploring the resources already available in the Learning Hub while work in this area is developing. The Investment & Human Rights Map provides tailored explanations of investment activities, human rights and their connections in each of the main areas:
- Understanding Human Rights
- Regulating Investment
- Resolving Investment Dispute
- Financing Investment
- Designing Investment Strategies
- Toolboxes offering a dynamic repository of selected reference materials for practice, while drawing attention to emerging issues;
- Expert articles offering analysis and insights from practitioners and leading experts on investment and human rights, highlighting key issues for practice; and
- Learning videos offering basic explanations of essential topics and providing expert views on investment and human rights issues.