publication . Part of book or chapter of book . 2010

Human rights and global business: the evolving notion of corporate civil responsibility

Bachmann, Sascha-Dominik;
Open Access English
  • Published: 25 Dec 2010
  • Publisher: Satyam Law International
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Global market participation of corporations often leads to a conflict of duties: the duty to its customers and shareholder to “do business” vs. the duty to protect the populations affected by these business operations. Today, in a reality where gross human rights violations are not only committed by states and individuals but increasingly by multinational corporations (MNCs) by aiding and abetting the actual perpetrators in the states where MNCs operate, the global recession has aggravated this human rights situation. This article will firstly give an overview of the evolving general notion of civil liability for human rights violations at the vertical and horiz...
Subjects
free text keywords: M221 Business and Commercial Law, N120 International Business studies, M130 Public International Law
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