Advancing SDGs in International Investment Agreements: Building Peace and Justice through General Exceptions Clauses

New Thinking on SDGs and International Law Policy Brief No. 5

November 26, 2019

For more than a decade, there has been a lot of focus on how sustainable development relates to international investment law. The growing trend of including general and security exceptions clauses in international investment agreements (IIAs) has also been highlighted. However, the nexus between general IIAs and security exceptions and the achievement of the SDGs has not been explored. 

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New Thinking on SDGs and International Law

In this series by emerging scholars, policy briefs address opportunities for international and domestic law, economics and policy to contribute toward achieving sustainable development across sectors. The policy briefs are therefore tailored to global economies and policy-oriented solutions in one or more of the ILRP’s core research areas of international intellectual property law, international environmental law, international economic law and international Indigenous law. The idea is to address aspects of CIGI’s research areas through the lens of international law, economics and policy, governance and sustainable development in a public policy format.

About the Author

Guy Marcel Nono is a teaching assistant in international law at Douala University (Cameroon). He previously taught an international law course at Laval University from 2015 to 2018.