Human Rights and the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on Investment Protocol: A Quest for Balance
Article from: TDM 2 (2023), in Africa
On 1 January 2021, African countries achieved a significant milestone under the auspices of the African Union as trading began under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). By increasing intra-African trade, the AfCFTA aims to create a large single African market for goods, services and movement of persons. Phase II of the negotiations on the AfCFTA has begun. It will focus on contentious issues such as intellectual property rights, investment, competition policies, and possibly e-commerce. Already, the 'Zero Draft' of the Protocol on Investment to the Agreement Establishing ...