When Yes means Yes: Free, Prior & Informed Consent in "One Belt One Road" Projects in the context of Transnational Investment Law and Arbitration
Article from: TDM 3 (2017), in China
Opposition from local stakeholders to greenfield foreign investment projects and the resulting conflicts have caused major concern for host States, foreign investors and financiers in recent years. With the One Belt, One Road ('OBOR')'s routes crossing over politically fragile countries, the potential impact of OBOR investment projects on the rights of the local communities, including indigenous population, and the adverse reaction this might generate towards these projects could have serious financial, social and geo-political implications. This contribution first highlights the ...