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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs: Closing the Governance Gap


ISBN13: 9780857934758
Published: December 2015
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



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The effects of globalization, together with the increase in foreign investment and resource development within the developing world, have created a context for human rights abuses by states in which corporations from the developed world are complicit.

This has led to what John Ruggie has identified as ‘governance gaps’. This book will consider how these gaps may be closed, examining: the status of corporations under international law; the civil liability of corporations for their participation in international crimes; and self-regulation through voluntary codes of conduct, such as the 2011 UN Guiding Principles.

Subjects:
Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Company Law
Contents:
1. Corporations and International Law
2. Suing in the US (1). Jurisdiction
3. Suing in the US (2). The Alien Tort Statute 1789 and Statutory Causes of Action
4. The ‘Law of Nations’ as a Cause of Action in the US
5. Tort Caims Against MNCs in the US
6. Tort Claims Against TNCs in the UK
7. Customary International Law as a Cause of Action Outside the US
8. Voluntary Codes and the UN Guiding Principles
Conclusion
Index