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Companies, International Trade and Human Rights

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Janet DineUniversity of Essex

ISBN13: 9780521828611
ISBN: 0521828619
Published: February 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £89.99
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780521141826

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This book focuses on the role of corporations within the trading system, and the complex relationships between corporations, nation states and international organisations. The actions and motives that drive corporations are considered as well as the structure of the international trading system. Remedial devices such as Codes of Conduct and Human Rights instruments are assessed for effectiveness.

The book seeks reasons for what is a growing understanding that international trading regimes are not meeting objectives found in many international agreements, including both the international trade agreements themselves (WTO, GATT, TRIPS etc.) and human rights instruments. In particular, it is clear that the prevalence and severity of poverty is not being adequately addressed. This work sets out to investigate the role played by companies in this failure in the globalisation of trade to realise its aims, in particular the failure to achieve the minimum of basic rights, the right to food.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Company Law
1. A global crisis?; 2. Why we are here; 3. The institutional framework; 4. Relationship between Companies and Human Rights Law; 5. Corporate social responsibility; 6. Understanding property rights: companies, states and the duty of international co-operation.