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Investment protection and domestic human rights regulation are allegedly contradictory aims. This dissertation examines the tension between these two legitimate aims, that becomes evident with so-called stabilization clauses in State contracts. Stabilization clauses are aimed at "freezing" the legal and economic framework of large investment projects in the according host State. They collide with subsequent domestic regulation for the purpose of implementing higher human rights standards. The book develops practical contractual instruments for the solution of the identified tension in future investment projects, making use of the ongoing international debate, as well as of a current case study. Dissertation.