The Resource Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, (electronic resource)

Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, (electronic resource)

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Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap
Title
Human rights and corporate wrongs
Title remainder
closing the governance gap
Statement of responsibility
Simon Baughen
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The effects of globalisation, together with the increase in foreign investment and resource development within the developing world, have created a context for human rights abuses by States in which transnational corporations are complicit. This timely book considers how these 'governance gaps', as identified by Professor John Ruggie, may be closed. Simon Baughen examines the status of corporations under international law, the civil liability of corporations for their participation in international crimes and self-regulation through voluntary codes of conduct, such as the 2011 UN Guiding Principles. The book includes in-depth analysis of the key legal issues and examines a variety of scenarios including: the Alien Tort Statute litigation against transnational corporations (TNCs) in the US; the use of customary international law as a cause of action in jurisdictions outside the US; and tort litigation against TNCs in the US and UK. The author evaluates how governance gaps may be closed, building on a critical analysis of the place of home States, host States and TNCs under international law and of the UN Guiding Principles and other 'soft law' initiatives. This book will be essential reading for postgraduate students and academics in human rights and corporate governance. It will also provide comprehensive insights for practitioners in NGO
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Baughen, Simon
Index
index present
LC call number
K1322
LC item number
.B38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Edward Elgar Publishing
Series statement
Corporations, globalisation and the law
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  • International business enterprises
  • Social responsibility of business
  • Human rights
Label
Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
1. Corporations and international law -- 2. Suing in the US (1) : jurisdiction -- 3. Suing in the US (2) : the Alien Tort Statute 1789 and statutory causes of action -- 4. The 'law of nations' as a cause of action in the US -- 5. Tort claims against MNCs in the US -- 6. Tort claims against TNCs in the UK -- 7. Customary international law as a cause of action outside the US -- 8. Voluntary codes and the UN guiding principles
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857934765
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2015945549
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934433013
Label
Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
1. Corporations and international law -- 2. Suing in the US (1) : jurisdiction -- 3. Suing in the US (2) : the Alien Tort Statute 1789 and statutory causes of action -- 4. The 'law of nations' as a cause of action in the US -- 5. Tort claims against MNCs in the US -- 6. Tort claims against TNCs in the UK -- 7. Customary international law as a cause of action outside the US -- 8. Voluntary codes and the UN guiding principles
Dimensions
cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (288 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857934765
Isbn Type
(e-book)
Lccn
2015945549
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)934433013

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