Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights – Navigating between International, Domestic and Self-Regulation

Forthcoming, Eric De Brabandere and Maryse Hazelzet, ‘Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights – Navigating between international, domestic and self-regulation’, in Yannick Radi (ed.) Research Handbook on Human Rights and International Investment Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017)

Grotius Centre Working Paper 2017/056-HRL

Leiden Law School Research Paper

20 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2017

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Eric De Brabandere

Leiden University - Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies

Maryse Hazelzet

Leiden University, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Students

Date Written: February 8, 2017

Abstract

To date, corporations have had no direct human rights obligations under international law. Nonetheless, the increasing role of non-state actors in international society, and as a consequence, the increasing impact of non-state actors on human rights can no longer be ignored. This chapter explores the factual and normative dimensions of international corporate responsibility for human rights violations. It also analyses existing mechanisms and new proposals for enhancing the accountability of transnational corporations, either through the use of ‘soft’ instruments, domestic mechanisms or through self-regulatory mechanisms.

Keywords: corporate social responsibility, transnational corporations, human rights, accountability, self-regulation

Suggested Citation

De Brabandere, Eric and Hazelzet, Maryse, Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights – Navigating between International, Domestic and Self-Regulation (February 8, 2017). Forthcoming, Eric De Brabandere and Maryse Hazelzet, ‘Corporate Responsibility and Human Rights – Navigating between international, domestic and self-regulation’, in Yannick Radi (ed.) Research Handbook on Human Rights and International Investment Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2017); Leiden Law School Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2913616

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