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The Resource Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University, UK

Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University, UK

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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, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University, UK
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Author
Subject
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." -- Back cover
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Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Baughen, Simon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Corporations, Globalisation and the Law
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  • International business enterprises
  • Social responsibility of business
  • International business enterprises
  • Social responsibility of business
Label
Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University, UK
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Corporations and international law -- Suing in the US (1): jurisdiction -- Suing in the US (2): the Alien Tort Statute 1789 and statutory causes of action -- The ‘law of nations’ as a cause of action in the US -- Tort claims against transnational corporations in the US -- Tort claims against transnational corporations in the UK -- Customary international law as a cause of action outside the US -- Voluntary codes and the UN guiding principles
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780857934758
Lccn
2015945549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)937448610
Label
Human rights and corporate wrongs : closing the governance gap, Simon Baughen, Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, College of Law and Criminology, Swansea University, UK
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Corporations and international law -- Suing in the US (1): jurisdiction -- Suing in the US (2): the Alien Tort Statute 1789 and statutory causes of action -- The ‘law of nations’ as a cause of action in the US -- Tort claims against transnational corporations in the US -- Tort claims against transnational corporations in the UK -- Customary international law as a cause of action outside the US -- Voluntary codes and the UN guiding principles
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 269 pages
Isbn
9780857934758
Lccn
2015945549
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)937448610

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