Human Rights in Transnational Business

Translating Human Rights Obligations into Compliance Procedures

Authors: Wetzel, Julia Ruth-Maria

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  • Offers a systematic overview of the problem of applying human rights law to business entities
  • Analyzes why the Alien Tort Statute can no longer serve as a vehicle for corporate human rights violations.
  • Discusses existing legal initiatives and their shortcomings with regard to business and human rights
  • Proposes a new approach to corporate human rights compliance
  • Combines business and human rights in a mutually beneficial fashion
  • Promotes the development of business best practices with regard to human rights
  • Develops new ideas for an international oversight system for corporate human rights compliance
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This book investigates how human rights law can be applied to corporate entities. To date there have been insufficient international legal mechanisms to bring corporations to justice for their misconduct abroad. The book argues that rather than trying to solve the problem locally, an international approach to corporate human rights compliance needs to be sought to prevent future corporate human rights abuses.

Implementing effective and enforceable human rights compliance policies at corporate level allows businesses to prevent negative human rights impacts such as loss of revenue, high litigation costs and damage to reputation.

By considering human rights to be an inherent part of their business strategy, corporations will be well equipped to meet national and regional business and human rights standards, which will inevitably be implemented in the next few years.

This approach, in turn, also furthers the fundamental aim of international human rights law.

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“This book provides an insightful overview of the field of business and human rights, as evidenced by many practical examples of the relevance of human rights in business operations. … Human Rights in Transnational Business can be used as a first step for further research or an incentive for a debate regarding the need for a new legal human rights framework.” (Ondrej Svoboda, Australian Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 24 (1), March, 2018)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook $119.00
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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-31324-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81012-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Human Rights in Transnational Business
Book Subtitle
Translating Human Rights Obligations into Compliance Procedures
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-31325-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-31325-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-31324-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81012-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 265
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