ISSUES TO BE COVERED*

  • Introduction to Human Rights with Special Reference to Economic, Social and Development Rights
  • Introduction to the Bill of Rights and Core Human Rights Treaties
  • Human Rights Redressal Mechanisms
  • Human Rights and Logic
  • Human Rights East v. West Debate
  • Asian Values – Universalism v. Particularism
  • Philosophy vis-à-vis Human Rights
  • The Indivisibility of Human Rights: Breaking the Generation Theory
  • Approaches to Development: Need based, Right Based and Charity Based Approach
  • Human Rights in Challenging Socio-political Environments
  • Political Instability and their Impact on ESDR
  • Comparative Discourse on Development Modalities: Successes and Failures (China and South Asia)
  • Research – Significance, Research Methods – Doctrinal Method, Empirical Method etc.
  • What is International Investment Law?
  • Foreign Direct Investment, History – Colonisation and Foreign Investment
  • Actors in Investment – Investors, States, NGOs and People, Bilateral Investment Treaties, Model Investment Treaty
  • Accountability of Investors and the Host Countries
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
  • Arbitration of Investment Disputes and HR- Conflict between access to justice of investors and rights holders
  • Role of Amicus Curiae in Investment Arbitrations
  • Exceptions to foreign investment- protection of indigenous industries: Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Measures
  • UN Guidelines on Business and Human Rights
  • Eastern Values and Investment
  • Labour and Employment Rights and Investment
  • Indigenous Peoples and Investment
  • Property Rights and Investment
  • Right to Environment and Investment
  • Sustainable Development and Investment
  • Special Economic Zones, Nationalisation and Expropriation
  • WTO Regime, Investment law and ESDR
  • GATS, TRIPS, TRIMS and Investment

The program also includes trekking to famous Namobuddha Municipality along with various other site visits and cultural programs.

*Updates on the schedule, resource speakers, panelists and session facilitators will follow soon. The final schedule will be uploaded in December 2019.