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Business, Corruption, and Human Rights: Towards a New Responsibility for Corporations to Combat Corruption

45 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2017  

David Hess

The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan

Date Written: August 1, 2017

Abstract

Due to the impact of corruption on corporations’ human rights obligations, this Article argues for a new conceptualization of what it means for a corporation to combat corruption. This new conceptualization results from integrating corporations’ responsibilities to combat corruption with its responsibilities to respect human rights. Integrating these two responsibilities not only changes what it should mean for a corporation to combat corruption, but also moves corruption directly within the business and human rights movement.

Keywords: Corruption, Bribery, CSR, Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Human Rights, Human Rights, Political CSR

Suggested Citation

Hess, David, Business, Corruption, and Human Rights: Towards a New Responsibility for Corporations to Combat Corruption (August 1, 2017). Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3045188

David Hess (Contact Author)

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