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Human Rights, Corporate Complicity and Disinvestment

Edited by: Gro Nystuen, Andreas Follesdal, Ola Mestad

ISBN13: 9781107012851
Published: September 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99

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How can businesses and their shareholders avoid moral and legal complicity in human rights violations? This central and contemporary issue in the field of ethics, politics and law is of concern to intergovernmental organizations such as the UN and to many NGOs, as well as investors and employees. In this volume legal scholars and political philosophers identify and address the intertwined issues of moral and legal complicity in human rights violations by companies and those who invest in them. By describing the legal aspects of human rights violations in the corporate sphere, addressing the complicity of companies with regard to such norms and exploring the influence of investors, the book provides a thorough introduction to corporate social responsibility. Human Rights, Corporate Complicity and Disinvestment will set the research agenda on socially responsible investment for years to come.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Company Law
1. Introduction Gro Nystuen, Andreas Follesdal and Ola Mestad
2. Disinvestment on the basis of corporate contribution to human rights violations - the case of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Gro Nystuen
3. Laws, standards, or voluntary guidelines? Simon Chesterman
4. Responsibility beyond the law? Christopher Kutz
5. Attribution of responsibility of listed companies Ola Mestad
6. Responsibility for human rights violations, acts or omissions, within the 'sphere of influence' of companies Urs Gasser
7. Human rights investment filters - a defense Andreas Follesdal
8. The moral responsibilities of shareholders - a conceptual map Helene Ingierd and Henrik Syse
9. Sovereign-wealth funds and (un)ethical investment: using 'due diligence' to avoid contributing to human rights violations committed by companies in the investment portfolio Bruno Demeyere
10. Corporations and criminal complicity Andrew Clapham.