Principles for Responsible Contracts

Integrating the Management of Human Rights Risks into State-investor Contract Negotiations - Guidance for Negotiators

This publication feeds into ongoing global efforts to better align the international investment regime with international human rights standards. It focuses on contracts between State entities and foreign business investors that govern big investment projects, such as natural resource exploitation or big agricultural and infrastructure projects. It provides practical guidance to the negotiators of such contracts, be they government, investor or legal representatives, on how to integrate the management of human rights risks in their contract negotiations. Applying the principles for responsible contracts to the negotiation of contracts enables human rights-related risks to be identified early and managed, which, in turn, will contribute to making the project more sustainable.

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