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The Negotiations of the United Nations Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations
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Many of the issues that are today part of the discussions surrounding international investment agreements were f?irst dealt with when governments sought to negotiate a United Nations Code of Conduct on Transnational Corporations (and various related instruments) almost 40 years ago. The Code was meant to establish a multilateral framework to def?ine, in a balanced manner, the rights and responsibilities of transnational corporations and host country governments in their relations with each other. This article looks at the origins of these negotiations, the underlying interest situations of the participating country groups, the experience of related negotiations, the actual negotiations of the Code, the reasons for the failure of the negotiations, the current situation, and factors driving change. The article concludes with lessons learned from the Code and related negotiations. These lessons may be of interest to current effforts to improve the international investment law and policy regime.

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Sun, May 24, 2015 02:49 PM (about 79618 hours ago)
This is an excellent and valuable historical review, containing much instruction for the future.

Jack Pearce
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