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Private international law aspects of corporate social responsibility

Author: Catherine Kessedjian; Humberto Fernando Cantú Rivera
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020] ©2020
Series: Ius comparatum, v. 42.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book addresses one of the core challenges in the corporate social responsibility (or business and human rights) debate: how to ensure adequate access to remedy for victims of corporate abuses that infringe upon their human rights. However, ensuring access to remedy depends on a series of normative and judicial elements that become highly complex when disputes are transnational. In such cases, courts need to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Additional Physical Format: Electronic version:
Private international law aspects of corporate social responsibility.
Cham : Springer, 2020
(OCoLC)1144866544
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Kessedjian; Humberto Fernando Cantú Rivera
ISBN: 9783030351861 3030351866
OCLC Number: 1124777250
Description: x, 701 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I --
General Report --
Questions de droit international privé de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises : Rapport général --
Part II National Reports --
Argentina --
Belgium --
Brazil --
Canada --
Chile --
China --
Colombia --
Czech Republic --
France --
Germany --
Italy --
Japan --
Kazakhstan --
Mexico --
The Netherlands --
Portugal --
Switzerland --
Turkey --
United Kingdom --
Vietnam.
Series Title: Ius comparatum, v. 42.
Responsibility: Catherine Kessedjian, Humberto Cantú Rivera, editors.

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"This book addresses one of the core challenges in the corporate social responsibility (or business and human rights) debate: how to ensure adequate access to remedy for victims of corporate abuses that infringe upon their human rights. However, ensuring access to remedy depends on a series of normative and judicial elements that become highly complex when disputes are transnational. In such cases, courts need to consider and apply different laws that relate to company governance, to determine the competent forum, to define which bodies of law to apply, and to ensure the adequate execution of judgments. The book also discusses how alternative methods of dispute settlement can relate to this topic, and the important role that private international law plays in access to remedy for corporate-related human rights abuses. This collection comprises 20 national reports from jurisdictions in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, addressing the private international law aspects of corporate social responsibility. They provide an overview of the legal differences between geographical areas, and offer numerous examples of how states and their courts have resolved disputes involving private international law elements. The book draws two preliminary conclusions: that there is a need for a better understanding of the role that private international law plays in cases involving transnational elements, in order to better design transnational solutions to the issues posed by economic globalisation; and that the treaty negotiations on business and human rights in the United Nations could offer a forum to clarify and unify several of the elements that underpin transnational disputes involving corporate human rights abuses, which could also help to identify and bridge the existing gaps that limit effective access to remedy"--Back cover.

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