Greed and Grievance: Corporations, States and International Investment Law in Times of Conflict

Sattorova, Mavluda ORCID: 0000-0002-9712-1858
(2023) Greed and Grievance: Corporations, States and International Investment Law in Times of Conflict. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 34 (1). pp. 241-262.

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<jats:title>Abstract</jats:title> <jats:p>For those on the ground, conflict brings about devastation and displacement. For foreign investors who frequently seek commercial opportunities far and wide, conflict is not just a fellow traveller but also a crucial element of the environment in which international investment law was conceived and later took shape. This review essay seeks to uncover some of the fundamental and overarching themes underpinning the relationships between foreign corporations, states and local communities in times of conflict. By focusing on the distinct roles played by the corporation in situations of conflict – as a victim, contributor, beneficiary, perpetrator and accomplice – the essay aims to cast light on international law’s troublesome origins, biases and complicities and to highlight a growing concern over the enduring lack of effective avenues for corporate accountability.</jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: 2023. European Journal of International Law, volume 34.
Uncontrolled Keywords: investment, corporation, conflict, war, arbitration, treaties, international law
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Law and Social Justice
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2023 08:17
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2023 08:09
DOI: 10.1093/ejil/chad003
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