Enforcing Labor Rights Against Multinational Corporate Groups in Europe

21 Pages Posted: 16 Mar 2007

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Y. Kryvoi

The British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL)

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Abstract

Voluntary corporate codes of conduct for multinational enterprises can have certain quasi-legal effects for national legal systems, but the enforcement of labor standards remains at the national level. Two main obstacles to the enforcement of labor rights against multinationals are limited access to justice in multinationals' home countries and the concept of limited liability. These obstacles are understood differently in common law and civil law jurisdictions and require different approaches to overcome them.

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Kryvoi, Yarik, Enforcing Labor Rights Against Multinational Corporate Groups in Europe. Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Vol. 46, No. 2, pp. 366-386, April 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=972544 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-232X.2007.00472.x

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