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Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice

Edited by: Sabine Michalowski

ISBN13: 9781138211278
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2013)
Price: £39.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780415524902

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Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice explores the existing and possible links between these areas: investigating the treatment of corporate complicity in the area of transitional justice, as well as the utility of the latter for enhancing current approaches to corporate governance. The book is divided into three parts. The first provides an overview of the current law, and of trends in the legal and political discussion, relating to both of these areas. The papers contained in the second part of the book offer an in-depth analysis of the theoretical issues surrounding the role of corporate accountability in achieving the objectives of transitional justice. The final part of the book assesses the linking of transitional justice and corporate accountability through the discussion of particular problems and cases. The first sustained attempt to address this link, Corporate Accountability in the Context of Transitional Justice will be interest to scholars, practitioners, policymakers and activists working in the areas of transitional justice; corporate accountability; and business and human rights.

Company Law
Introduction, Sabine Michalowski
Part 1 - Setting the scene: current trends in the fields of transitional justice and corporate accountability
Chapter 1: Current trends in transitional justice and their relevance for holding corporations accountable in the context of transitional justice, Leo Filippini, Clara Sandoval, Roberto Vidal
Chapter 2: Corporate complicity and human rights violations - Emerging trends, Jim Gobert
Chapter 3: Corporate accountability in the framework of the Special Representative on Business and Human Rights, Judith Schonsteiner
Part 2: The role of corporate complicity for achieving the objectives of transitional justice - possibilities and challenges
Chapter 4: Considering the legal options to address corporate accountability in periods of transition, Camilo Sanchez
Chapter 5: Possibilities and limitations of reparations by corporations in TJ processes: some reflexions, Clara Sandoval
Chapter 6: The potential of the Optional Protocol to the Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights for holding corporations to account in the context of transitions, Sylvain Aubry
Chapter 7: Corporate Accountability, Forward-Looking Responsibility, and the Demands of Transitional Justice, Sheldon Leader
Part 3: Linking transitional justice and corporate complicity: examples and case studies
Chapter 8: Economic crimes and transitional justice, Ruben Carranza
Chapter 9: The complex legalities of corporate accountability: the example of Colombia, Roberto Vidal
Chapter 10: Corporate accountability as an element of transitional justice: A lesson from the South African experience, Charles Abrahams
Chapter 11: Corporate accountability and transitional justice in Argentina:The disappearance of trade unionist at Mercedes Benz
Chapter 12: Financial Complicity and Transitional Justice. The Uruguayan Case (Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky
Chapter 13: Can the Strategy of Market Denial Ensure Corporate Compliance With International Laws in Transitional States? Some Lessons from the Fishing Industry, Darren Calley
Chapter 14: Environmental Protection Issues arising from the Legal and Institutional Framework for Investment and Privatization in Kosovo, David Ong
Conclusion, Sabine Michalowski