Human Rights Obligations for Non-State-Actors: Where are We Now?
Forthcoming in Doing Peace the Rights Way: Essays in International Law and Relations in Honour of Louise Arbour, edited by Fannie Lafontaine and François Larocque, to be published by Intersentia
18 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2015 Last revised: 15 Aug 2017
Date Written: August 14, 2017
This contribution looks at recent developments concerning the accountability of armed groups and corporations under international law. In particular it looks at corporate criminal responsibility and the new AU Protocol providing for a criminal chamber to prosecute corporations, developments in investment law, and new approaches by the UN towards reporting on human rights violations committed by armed groups.
Keywords: non-state actors, international criminal law, corporate accountability, armed groups, human rights
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