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.
Lindsay C. Nash,
Adam McBeth, Crushed by an Anvil: A Case Study on Responsibility for Human Rights in the Extractive Sector,
Yale Hum. Rts. & Dev. L.J.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yhrdlj/vol11/iss1/9