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The ‘other’ dialogue at the G20 Summit: International Responsibilities of Institutional Investors

The forthcoming G20 Leaders’ Summit on 5-6 September 2013 (pictured above left, credit) will expectedly focus on US President Barack Obama taking advantage of bilateral and multilateral talks at this forum to press the case for intervention in Syria to other world leaders. Against the urgency of proposed Syrian intervention, however, the Summit does promise to take up quietly equally urgent issues on global economic and regulatory governance.  What would be of interest to international lawyers is the Summit’s upcoming consideration of the September 2013 G2O/OECD High-Level Principles of Long-Term Investment Financing by Institutional Investors.  These Principles proclaim to “help policy makers design a policy and regulatory framework which encourages institutional investors to act in line with their investment horizon and risk-return objectives, enhancing their capacity to provide a stable source of capital for the economy and facilitating the flow of capital into long-term investments.  The principles…

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The Maastricht Principles and Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of ESC Rights: A Response to Margot Salomon

Cedric Ryngaert is Associate Professor of International Law at Leuven University and Utrecht University. He is the author of, among other publications, Jurisdiction in International Law (OUP 2008). The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the legal Commentary to…

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The Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations in the Area of Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: An Overview of Positive ‘Obligations to Fulfil’

Margot E. Salomon is Senior Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Law Department, London School of Economics. She was a member of the 6-person drafting committee that prepared the Maastricht Principles and co-author, along with the other committee members, of the accompanying Commentary. This week Human Rights Quarterly…

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