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This long-awaited volume featuring contributions from top African international lawyers and voices from the continent critically explores the notion of international investment law from an African perspective. It does so by confronting some of the very hard questions with regard to the relationship between international investment and development that have either eluded or not been properly addressed in contemporary scholarships. After many years of popularity, investment treaties have recently caused increasing concern among States, most prominently for the unbalanced nature of their content, the often inadequate safeguard of the regulatory powers of the host State and the shortcomings of international investment arbitration. Some States have upgraded their investment treaties, others have revised their investment treaty model, and others have opted for facilitation agreements. This innovative monograph critically explores all these contentious issues from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Victor Adetula and Olugbemi Jaiyebo

abuses. The chapter projects the confluence of business with human rights as the platform for sustainable investment and development in Nigeria. We demonstrate the commitment of the business community to human rights values and informed local communities as cornerstones of a redefined human rights community. 1 Reforms and investment environment In the

in African perspectives in international investment law