Indirect Obligations of Business Entities under the European Convention of Human Rights
TYMOFEYEVA, Alla. Indirect Obligations Of Business Entities Under The European Convention On Human Rights. Czech Yearbook of Public and Private International Law, Vol. 8. Prague: Czech Society of International Law, 2017, pages 291-305. ISBN 978-80-87488-29-4 (in English)
24 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2018
Date Written: December 06, 2018
This article proffers an overview of the indirect human rights obligations of business entities under the European Convention on Human Rights. In the Introduction, the author provides definitions of the terms ‘business entity’ and ‘indirect obligations’ for the purposes of the current study. The first part of the study is focused an illumination of the responsibilities that may arise for business entities directly or indirectly concerning the European Convention. In the second part of this paper, the author describes the three main categories of situations in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, that propose justification for potential indirect obligations of businesses. The final third part of this text presents the results of case-law analysis under the material provisions envisaging human rights beginning with Article 2 and ending with Article 14 of the Convention. The author does not deal with the rights set forth by the Protocols to the European Convention on Human Rights. The Conclusions summarise the findings of the author in respect to the indirect human rights obligations of business entities.
Keywords: Obligations, European Court of Human Rights, European Convention on Human Rights, business entity, human rights
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