Human Rights Responsibilities of Private Corporations
Jordan J. Paust
University of Houston Law Center
February 4, 2010
Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Vol. 35, p. 801, 2002
U of Houston Law Center No. 2010-A-4
This Article discusses the human rights responsibilities of private corporations. Part I addresses how decisions and activities of multinational corporations impact human rights. Part II examines corporate liability under human rights laws by examining trends in judicial decisions in the United States and foreign states and human rights instruments. Part III explores the types of human rights deprivations that multinational corporations might cause. This Article concludes by predicting that there will be increasing scrutiny of corporate deprivations of human rights at the domestic, regional, and international levels.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 27
Keywords: ATCA, Civil liability, Color of law, Company, Complicity, Corporate liability, Corporation, Human right, ICCPR, In concert with, International law, Private actor, Private duties, Remedy, Tort, Universal Declaration
Date posted: February 5, 2010
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