The Invisibility of the Transnational Corporation: An Analysis of International Law and Legal Theory

31 Pages Posted: 14 Oct 2004  

Fleur E. Johns

University of New South Wales, Faculty of Law

Abstract

Despite their profound influence upon international affairs, transnational corporations are more notable in their absence from public international law doctrine, than in their presence. This article examines the anomalous position of the transnational corporation in public international law and proposes reasons for its omission. It concludes that assumptions implicit in international legal discourse tend to obstruct public international law's direct engagement of an entity such as the transnational corporation.

Keywords: Transnational corporations, public international law, legal theory

Suggested Citation

Johns, Fleur E., The Invisibility of the Transnational Corporation: An Analysis of International Law and Legal Theory. Melbourne University Law Review, Vol. 19, pp. 893-923, 1994. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=603243

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