Other Forms of Punishment of Human Rights Violations: The Case of Foreign Direct Investment

in International Law of Human Rights: Manifestations, Violations and Current Responses [Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos: Manifestaciones, Violaciones y Respuestas Actuales]. Vol. 1. Pages 99-138.

40 Pages Posted: 29 May 2013 Last revised: 5 Sep 2014

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Ana Carolina Garriga

University of Essex - Department of Government

Date Written: May 28, 2014

Abstract

Human rights protection mechanisms are based on the state’s commitment to respect, protect and/or promote a series of rights. When one speaks about human rights violations’ punishments, the first image that comes to mind is the execution of human rights court rulings. However, there are other less explored informal mechanisms that generate negative consequences (“punishments”) after human rights violations. There are actors who react to human rights violations in a non-coordinated but systematic way. This paper addresses the following question: Do multinational corporations punish or reward human rights violations? To answer this question, I first discuss the literature analyzing the consequences of human rights violations on foreign direct investment (FDI). Second, I examine the effect of human rights violations on FDI inflows between 2000 and 2011 and present descriptive data illustrating the past five-year trend.

Keywords: FDI, Human rights

Suggested Citation

Garriga, Ana Carolina, Other Forms of Punishment of Human Rights Violations: The Case of Foreign Direct Investment (May 28, 2014). in International Law of Human Rights: Manifestations, Violations and Current Responses [Derecho Internacional de los Derechos Humanos: Manifestaciones, Violaciones y Respuestas Actuales]. Vol. 1. Pages 99-138.. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2271128 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2271128

Ana Carolina Garriga (Contact Author)

University of Essex - Department of Government ( email )

Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ, CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.essex.ac.uk/people/garri79407/carolina-garriga

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