Stabilization clauses and gender equality
This chapter uses Zambia as a case study to explore the obligations which are required of investors as result of legal development in the State’s gender policy. It examines the relevance of gender outcomes for investment. There are at least three reasons why gender policy is relevant for modern international investment law: it clarifies targets for sustainability of investments, it present opportunities for co-operation between the public and private sector, and it fosters predictability in policy over the period of the investment. These points are each discussed, in turn. The chapter looks at the legal framework for gender equality in Zambia. The criteria for selecting sources was the direct contribution these sources make to the interplay between gender policy and investment law. The chapter also looks at the themes and obligations in the gender and investment framework. It considers the implications of the stabilization clauses in the Development Agreements.