Lindsay C. Nash


Crushed by an Anvil leaves the reader, like the Kilwa victims, feeling

rather defeated. Author Adam McBeth uses the Anvil Mining example to

show that existing dispute resolution mechanisms are inadequate to

resolve conflicts related to increasing foreign investment by multinational

enterprises. His description of each forum's refusal to provide redress

offers insight into the political motivations underlying each decision,

though the analysis fails to offer a solution to the forum-less victims.

McBeth examines the ways that various adjudicatory bodies have declined

to exercise jurisdiction, but he has not adequately addressed the question

of which body should decide these claims.