Editorial: Accountability of Multinational Corporations for Human Rights Abuses

5 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2018

See all articles by Cedric Ryngaert

Cedric Ryngaert

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands)

Date Written: June 15, 2018

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Ryngaert, Cedric, Editorial: Accountability of Multinational Corporations for Human Rights Abuses (June 15, 2018). Utrecht Law Review, Vol. 14, No. 2, p. 1-5, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3204437

Cedric Ryngaert (Contact Author)

Utrecht University School of Law (the Netherlands) ( email )

3508 TC Utrecht
Utrecht
Netherlands

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
53
Abstract Views
193
rank
381,703
PlumX Metrics