What is it about?

The Social License to Operate (SLO) is a concept originally developed in managerial sciences. Nonetheless, it could be judicialised when relevant for the settlement of an international investment dispute. In this process, national public interest plays a preponderant role.

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Why is it important?

Current investment arbitration case law has not a uniform approach for the settlement of social conflict disputes. The approach of this paper aims to balance the rights of investors and affected communities, favouring predictability in the settlement of future social conflict related disputes.


Writing this article was a rewarding learning experience. The paper aims to propose an alternative view to a particular topic within the general debate of human rights and international investment law. The commentaries of other specialists on this alternative view will definitely enrich this discussions and further development of the rule of law.

Raúl F. Zúñiga Peralta
Universidad Catolica San Pablo

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This page is a summary of: The Judicialisation of the Social License to Operate: Criteria for International Investment Law, The Journal of World Investment & Trade, February 2021, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/22119000-12340204.
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