Trade and Investment Agreements

FIDH advocates for the respect of human rights obligations in trade and investment agreements. It strives for human-rights impact assessments (HRIAs) to be conducted before and after such agreements are signed. FIDH advocates for balancing investors’ rights with investors’ obligations and stands firmly against Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS). FIDH calls for complaint mechanisms which can guarantee the protection, respect and promotion of human rights. FIDH insists on the need to integrate a human rights-based approach in development policies and within international financial institutions, and promotes respect for human rights and the environment in investment. including through its ethical investment fund Liberté et Solidarité.