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Building a treaty on business and human rights : context and contours

Author: Surya Deva; David Bilchitz
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores the role that a treaty could play in enhancing corporate accountability for human rights violations and considers the context and content surrounding the current treaty initiative.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Surya Deva; David Bilchitz
ISBN: 9781107199118 1107199115 9781316648582 1316648583
OCLC Number: 1001338356
Description: xxii, 516 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : putting flesh on the bone : what should a business and human rights treaty look like? / David Bilchitz --
Part I. Need for an International Treaty in a Historical Context. Lessons from the UN Centre on transnational corporations for the current treaty initiative / Khalil Hamdani and Lorraine Ruffing --
The value-added of a treaty to regulate transnational corporations and other business enterprises : moving forward strategically / Penelope Simons --
Coherence, mutual assurance the rationale for a treaty / Sheldon Leader --
Part II. Principles and Politics Shaping the Treaty's Contours. Principle and pragmatism in the elaboration of a comprehensive treaty on business and human rights / Larry Cata Backer --
The need for a treaty : expectations on counter-hegemony and the role of civil society / Daniel Mauricio de Aragao and Manoela Carneiro Roland --
Scope of the proposed business and human rights treaty : navigating through normativity, law and politics / Surya Deva --
Part III. Nature and Extent of Corporate Human Rights Obligations. Corporate obligations and a treaty on business and human rights : a constitutional law model? / David Bilchitz --
Human rights, responsibilities, and due diligence : key issues for a treaty / Robert McCorquodale and Lise Smit --
Human rights and global supply chains : is effective supply chain accountability possible? / Justine Nolan --
Legalizing human rights due diligence and the separation of entities principle / Radu Mares --
Part IV. Role of States in Enforcing Human Rights Obligations. Human rights legal liability for business enterprises : the role of an international treaty / Carlos Lopez --
Regulatory obligations in a complex world : states' extraterritorial obligations related to business and human rights / Sigrun Skogly --
The impact of a business and human rights treaty on investment law and arbitration / Peter Muchlinski --
Part V. Improving Access to Remedies for Victims. Access to remedy : treaty talk and the terms of a new accountability accord / Erika George and Lisa J. Laplante --
Making remedies work : envisioning a treaty-based system of effective remedies / Beth Stephens --
The potential role of criminal law in a business and human rights treaty / Shane Darcy --
Conclusion : connecting the dots: how to capitalise on the current high tide for a business and human rights treaty / Surya Deva.
Responsibility: Edited by Surya Deva, City University of Hong Kong, David Bilchitz, University of Johannesburg.

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