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Human Rights Standards and the Responsibility of Transnational Corporations

Edited by: Michael K. Addo

ISBN13: 9789041112460
ISBN: 9041112464
Published: August 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £188.00



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What does corporate responsibility mean and what are its foundations? Should companies themselves be responsible for human rights violations, or their subsidiaries? What principles should guide business in countries known to violate human rights? Is self-regulation sufficient, or are corporations best regulated by national or international codes, and on what should these codes be based?

These are some of the many questions which this collection of essays seeks to address as it assesses the value of applying human rights standards to transnational corporations. The increasing involvement of corporations in the public domain and the steady reduction of governmental involvement in commercial and social undertakings has created a desperate need to rethink the nature and role of the private corporation and its regulation.

The essays have been arranged under six broad themes: policy issues, regulation, issues of application, matters of doctrine, globalization and case studies. In addition, each section contains the opinion (not simply a summary of proceedings) of a nominated rapporteur who draws together the strands of each theme, and, where necessary, broadens the analysis to cover important issues which may not have been addressed.

At the heart of this volume is the attempt to define an effective framework for transnational corporate responsibility through international human rights standards. It should be of use to corporate legal advisers, human rights practitioners, NGOs, government law offices and academics, as well as to all those concerned with human rights and their place in the modern world.

Contents:
Foreword.
Acknowledgements.
Notes on Contributors.
Introduction.
Policy Issues.
Regulation.
Application.
Issues of Doctrine.
Globalisation.
Case Studies.
Index.