Editorial: Accountability of Multinational Corporations for Human Rights Abuses
5 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2018
Date Written: June 15, 2018
Overseas activities of multinational corporations have created employment and wealth in the Global South. However, they have also had adverse effects on human rights and the environment. This has led to calls for increased corporate accountability in a globalized world, epitomized by the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (2011).1 This special issue of the Utrecht Law Review, an outcome of a conference organized by Ucall, the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law, in May 2017,2 combines a number of contributions on diverse aspects of corporate accountability.
Keywords: Accountability, Corporate Accountability, Human Rights, Global South, UN, Globalization, Environment, Multinational
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