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Vol 22 No 6 June/July 2017

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Business and Human Rights

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ISBN13: 9781138649026
Published: October 2016
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £100.00
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The raison d’être of a business corporation is to generate profits. How to reconcile profit-making and respect for sometimes contradictory human rights standards, especially in areas where respect for the rule of law is not prevalent, is one of the key questions raised by the field of business and human rights. Adopting a legal perspective, this book presents the various ways in which this dual undertaking has been and could be further carried out in the future.

This book provides an extensive and detailed examination of business and human rights, and evaluating the extent to which the various initiatives in the field bridge the corporate accountability gap. It takes a detailed look at the historical background of the field of business and human rights, examining salient periods, events and cases in order to see how international human rights and labour law have developed. The book then goes on to explore the relevance of international human rights law and international criminal law for global business, evaluating the relevant international law, initiatives and policies. Soft law and policy initiatives which have blossomed in recent years are evaluated along with private modes of regulation in the business and human rights arena in order to show how progress has begun to be made towards bridging the accountability gap. The book also examines how domestic law can and should be used to address corporate-related human rights violations and to durably embed human rights in business practice.

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Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Commercial Law
1. Introduction

Part 1: Historical Highlights: Limited Corporate Accountability
2. The Atlantic Slave Trade: a "Business and Human Rights" Reading
3. International Labour Law: Early Development and Contemporary Significance for the Field of Business and Human Rights
4. Doing Business with the Nazis: the Criminal Prosecution of German Industrialists after the Second World War

Part 2: International Law and Policy: Limitations and Progress
5. Business, International Human Rights Law and International Criminal Law: Shifting Boundaries
6. Human Rights and International Economic Law: Connecting the Dots
7. Expanding International Regulation in Business and Human Rights
8. Private Regulation in Business and Human Rights

Part 3: Domestic Law and Policy: Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice
9. Shaping Law and Public Policies
10. Business and Human Rights Litigation before Domestic Courts: Remaining Obstacles
11. Conclusion: The Future of Business and Human Rights

Series: Human Rights and International Law

Tax Havens and International Human Rights ISBN 9781138668874
To be published December 2017
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Business and Human Rights ISBN 9781138683006
Published October 2016
Business and Human Rights (eBook) ISBN 9781317233848
Published October 2016
£31.66 + £6.33 VAT
The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa (eBook) ISBN 9781317210306
Published September 2016
£33.32 + £6.66 VAT
The Emerging Law of Forced Displacement in Africa ISBN 9781138669215
Published September 2016
Human Rights and Charity Law: International Perspectives ISBN 9781138956575
Published March 2016
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