Transnational corporations and human rights [electronic resource] / edited by Olivier De Schutter.

Oxford ; Portland, Or. : Hart Pub., 2006.
Studies in international law (Stockholm, Sweden) ; v.12.
Studies in international law ; v.12
1 online resource (438 p.)
Human rights.
International business enterprises -- Social aspects.
International business enterprises -- Law and legislation.
Social responsibility of business.
Electronic books.
This volume offers a systematic overview of the different tools through which the human rights accountability of transnational corporations may be improved. It first examines the responsibility of States in controlling transnational corporations, emphasizing both the limits imposed by the protection of the rights of investors under investment treaties and the potential of the US Alien Tort Claims Act and other similar extra-territorial legislations. It then turns to self-regulation by transnational corporations, through the use of codes of conduct or international framework agreements. It then
Half Title Page; Title Page; Title verso; Contents; List of Contributors; 1. The Challenge of Imposing Human Rights Norms on Corporate Actors; I. THE GENERAL CONTEXT; II. OUTLINE OF THE BOOK; III. BEYOND THE STATE?; Part I: The Responsibilities of States in Controlling Transnational Corporations; 2. Beyond Unocal: Conceptual Problems In Using International Norms To Hold Transnational Corporations Liable Under The Alien Tort Claims Act; 3. The Effect of Bilateral Investment Treaties on Human Rights Enforcement and Realization
4. Competing for Foreign Direct Investment through the Creation of Export Processing Zones: The Impact on Human Rights5. The North American Agreement on Labor Cooperatioin: An Effective Compromise between Harmonization of Labor Rights and Regulatory Competition?; Part II: Self-regulation by Transnational Corporations; 6. Corporate Codes of Conduct and the Human Rights Accountability of Transnational Corporations: A Small Piece of A Larger Puzzle; 7. International Framework Agreements: A Collaborative Paradigm for Labor Relations
Part III: Imposing Direct Obligations on Transnational Corporations under International Law8. The Illegal Exploitation; 9. Corporations and the International Criminal Court; 10. The Lack of Enforcement in the United Nations Draft Norms: Benefit or Disadvantage?; 11. Overt and Hidden Accomplices: Transnational Corporations' Range of Complicity for Human Rights Violations; Part IV: Incentivizing Socially Responsible Corporate Conduct; 12. The Promotion Of Human Rights by Selective Public Procurement Under International Trade Law
13. A Role for The International Finance Corporation in Integrating Environmental and Human Rights Standards into Core Project Covenants: Case Study of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Oil Pipeline ProjectIndex
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Schutter, Olivier de.
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