Regional Working Group Publications Archive

Parliamentary Strategy Guide:  42nd Parliament of Canada

Members of Parliament and Senators – Functions relevant to international cooperation

This guide was prepared for the Parliament Strategy Workshop November 22, 2016 Ottawa
(Updated March 2018)

Prepared by CCIC’s Regional Working Groups:
Americas Policy Group
Africa-Canada Forum
Asia-Pacific Working Group


  Whose Rights Are We Protecting?

International Investment Agreements (IIAs) are agreements negotiated between states to govern the promotion and the protection of foreign investments. While these agreements provide very strong protection to foreign investors and their investments, they do nothing to protect the human rights of those affected by these investments. This report reviews the main substantive issues related to IIAs, highlights their most problematic aspects, and presents various paths of action to address the problems related to investment agreements. It presents three recommendations on how to address the issues raised by this mechanism.