The United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Professor Philip Alston, will conduct a country visit to the United States in December 2017. In response to his call for input, CCSI sent a submission focused the United States’ role in the international investment regime, and the United States’ international investment agreements (IIAs), noting that the IIAs to which the US is a party raise tensions, and can potentially create conflicts, with the US’s human rights obligations, including those that apply extraterritorially, and exacerbate conditions of poverty, extreme poverty and inequality.
Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment,
CCSI Submission to UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty Re: United States Country Visit,
Available at: https://scholarship.law.columbia.edu/sustainable_investment_staffpubs/43