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The Emergence of International Standards

Elisa Morgera

in Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198738046
eISBN:
9780191801525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738046.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides a short theoretical discussion on the role of standards, as opposed to rules and principles, in the progressive development of international law. The chapter also assesses the ... More


Economic Actors and the Limits of Transitional Justice: Truth and Justice for Business Complicity in Human Rights Violations

Leigh A. Payne, Laura Bernal-Bermúdez, and Gabriel Pereira (eds)

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267264
eISBN:
9780191965098
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267264.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Impunity for businesses’ human rights violations has recently gained attention. This volume examines when, where, why and how victims have sometimes advanced accountability for economic actors’ ... More


The EU’s engagement with business on human rights

Mary E Footer

in The European Union and Human Rights: Law and Policy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198814191
eISBN:
9780191904240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814191.003.0015
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Since the turn of the millennium, the European Union (EU) has sought to advance its policies on business and human rights with the aim of achieving specific outcomes on human rights protection, core ... More


Business as Usual? The Legacy of Transitions to Democracy on Corporate Accountability

Tricia D. Olsen

in Economic Actors and the Limits of Transitional Justice: Truth and Justice for Business Complicity in Human Rights Violations

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780197267264
eISBN:
9780191965098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197267264.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

While the first part of the volume explores how transitional justice mechanisms and pressure for corporate accountability from below can address past atrocities, this chapter introduces the second ... More


Electoral democracy, foreign capital flows and the human rights infrastructure in Nigeria

Victor Adetula and Olugbemi Jaiyebo

in African perspectives in international investment law

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781526151278
eISBN:
9781526161031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526151285.00016
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

The objective of this chapter is to examine the extent to which the human rights system in Nigeria is being repositioned to engage the increasing influx of international economic players and to bring ... More


The Selfless Exercise of Jurisdiction to Protect Human Rights and the Environment

Cedric Ryngaert

in Selfless Intervention: The Exercise of Jurisdiction in the Common Interest

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780198851783
eISBN:
9780191886355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851783.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter analyses how selfless jurisdictional intervention plays out in respect of two ‘global values’ or ‘common interests’ which occupy a central place in the contemporary global justice ... More


The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: A Confusing ‘Smart Mix’ of Soft and Hard International Human Rights Law

Stéphanie Lagoutte (ed.)

in Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791409
eISBN:
9780191833878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights are an example where soft law arguably takes on a primary role in the human rights field. This chapter argues that the Guiding Principles are a ... More


Business and Human Rights and the Challenges for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises

Michael K Addo

in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in International Economic Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198795650
eISBN:
9780191836961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795650.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter assesses the challenges posed by the implementation of business and human rights standards, especially the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) in small ... More


A Cross-Case Analysis of NHRAPs of Fifty-Three Countries

Azadeh Chalabi

in National Human Rights Action Planning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Part III, ‘Empirical Perspectives’, contains only one chapter, Chapter 5, which presents the results of a cross-case analysis of national human rights action plans of fifty-three countries. Adopting ... More


Introduction

Elisa Morgera

in Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law: Second Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198738046
eISBN:
9780191801525
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198738046.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This chapter explains the need for an international approach to address the question of acceptable corporate environmental conduct both on the basis of egregious cases of environmental damage and ... More


Compliance with the Obligation to Adopt a NHRAP

Azadeh Chalabi

in National Human Rights Action Planning

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Part II, ‘Doctrinal Perspectives’, is structured in two chapters: Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. Chapter 4, which is concerned with the state’s compliance with the obligation to adopt a National Human ... More


Advocating an Ad Hoc Forum for Business and Human Rights Disputes

Bruno Simma and Giorgia Sangiuolo

in The Struggle for Human Rights: Essays in honour of Philip Alston

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780198868064
eISBN:
9780191914454
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198868064.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

The chapter examines the added potential of the Hague Rules on Business and Human Rights Arbitration (Hague Rules) to solve disputes on compliance by businesses with human rights obligations compared ... More


Mission Creeps: The (Unintended) Re-enforcement of the Actor’s Discussion in International Law through the Expansion of Soft Law Instruments in the business and Human Rights Nexus

Christoph Good (ed.)

in Tracing the Roles of Soft Law in Human Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198791409
eISBN:
9780191833878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198791409.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter argues that in addition to the classical preparatory function of soft law, the Guiding Principles may also be seen as an example of soft law fulfilling a more pragmatic role to ensure an ... More


Introduction

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

Corporations have limited responsibilities in international law but enjoy far-reaching rights and privileges. International legal debates often conceive of this issue as a problem of business ... More


Perspectives on the Development and Significance of Tort Litigation against Multinational Parent Companies

Richard Meeran

in Human Rights Litigation against Multinationals in Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780198866220
eISBN:
9780191905155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198866220.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Richard Meeran explains the genesis of tort-based multinational human rights litigation in the United Kingdom, including some striking features, events, and judgments in original cases of Connelly v. ... More


Policy Implications of Changes in Stakeholder Consultation

Shareen Hertel

in Tethered Fates: Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190903831
eISBN:
9780190050559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903831.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

Chapter 6 assesses the prospects for policy reform in the business and human rights field, pointing to the emergence of a worker-driven social responsibility (WSR) model distinct from conventional ... More


National Human Rights Action Planning

Azadeh Chalabi

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198822844
eISBN:
9780191861291
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822844.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book deals with human rights action planning, as a largely under-researched area, from theoretical, doctrinal, empirical, and practical perspectives in order to put forward a new account of such ... More


Introduction

Shareen Hertel

in Tethered Fates: Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190903831
eISBN:
9780190050559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903831.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter provides an overview of the book, situating it as a contribution to debates in political science as well as business and human rights literatures. The puzzle central to the book is ... More


Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Doreen Lustig

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

This book presents a historical study of the international law of the private business corporation. The literature on corporations and international law typically concentrates on the failure to ... More


Epilogue

Shareen Hertel

in Tethered Fates: Companies, Communities, and Rights at Stake

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
April 2019
ISBN:
9780190903831
eISBN:
9780190050559
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190903831.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

The epilogue summarizes the main findings of the book and explores their broader implications for political science theory, public policy, and corporate supply chain management. It highlights the ... More


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