Property Rights and Labour Rights Revisited: International Investment Agreements and the Social Clause Debate
Posted: 26 Jul 2004
This paper compares the debates over a social clause in international investment agreements to the tensions between property and labour rights in domestic legal systems. The treatment of labour standards in the failed attempt to negotiate a Multilateral Agreement on Investment in 1998 is considered and the possibility for greater convergence of approaches since then is analysed.
Keywords: international investment treaties, social clause, MAI, property rights, labor standards
JEL Classification: K31, K33
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