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Is there a positive duty on Corporations to adhere to human rights? An analysis of human rights law alongside the jurisprudence of the United Nations guiding principle on business and human rights and European Convention on human rights

  • Year of Publication:
  • 2020

This research investigates whether corporations are under a duty to adhere to human rights through the analysis of international and domestic soft and hard laws. It will assess and scrutinize various approaches of the law and its adequacy in ensuring corporate human rights complicity and accountability of human rights violations. This research focuses on corporations as it has been acknowledged that, through Globalisation, economic power has shifted between the State and Multinational Corporations. This has a profound impact on human rights through corporate activity in global supply chains. Case studies show that corporate violations are continually present in society which highlights gaps in regulation.

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