Special economic zones: a rights perspective
Lorenzo Cotula leads research and policy work on the place of law in strategies to promote fairer, more sustainable economies – cutting across land and natural resource governance; international economic law; law and transnational value chains; human rights; political economy of natural resources, trade and foreign investment; and legal empowerment, citizen agency and public accountability.
Cotula, who joined IIED in 2002, is also a visiting professor at the School of Law, University of Strathclyde.
Land and natural resource governance; economic law, particularly international investment law; human rights; responsible business conduct, particularly in agriculture and the extractive industries; small-scale producers and transnational value chains; legal, socio-legal and cross-disciplinary research methods; legal empowerment approaches; citizen participation in law reform.
Lead on law, economies and justice, a collaborative programme on renegotiating the law to promote fairer, more sustainable economies.
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