9781316155219 (ebook) 9781107095526 (hardback) 9781107479371 (paperback)
The adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 marked a watershed moment, establishing the first global standards for preventing human rights abuses by business. In light of this paradigm shift, The Business and Human Rights Landscape offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of the current legal framework. It includes in-depth explorations of the UN Guiding Principles from both theoretical and practical standpoints, with case studies ranging from the Rana Plaza building collapse to Kenyan resource extraction. Bookending current analyses are historical accounts (discussing the colonial slave trade) and forward-looking perspectives (analyzing labor's role). Bringing together top scholars from across the globe, The Business and Human Rights Landscape represents essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, or future of business and human rights.
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Introduction : more of the same? or introduction of a new paradigm? The enterprise of empire : evolving understandings of corporate identity and responsibility / Erika R. George The Arab League boycott of Israel : warring histories, international trade, and human rights / James J. Friedberg Multi-stakeholder initiatives and the evolution of the business and human rights discourse : lessons from the Kimberley Process and Conflict Diamonds / Atabongawung Tamo Business and human rights after Ruggie's Mandate : feasible next steps / Alexandra Popova Business, respect, and human rights / George G. Brenkert Global need : rethinking business norms / Patricia Illingworth Corporate accountability for human rights : from a top-down to a bottom-up approach / Jernej Letnar Černič Living in a material world from naming and shaming to knowing and showing : will new disclosure regimes finally drive corporate accountability for human rights? / Marcia L. Narine Democratizing the global business and human rights project by catalyzing strategic litigation from the bottom up / Larry Catá Backer, Nabih Haddad, Tomonori Teraoka, and Keren Wang The impact of the 'Ruggie Framework' and the 'United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights' on transnational human rights litigation / Astrid Sanders The third pillar : remedies, reparations, and the Ruggie Principles / Jonathan Drimmer and Lisa J. LaPlante The evolving business and societlandscapete : can human rights make a difference? / Michael Addo and Jena Martin From principles to practice : implementing corporate responsibility from human rights / Justine Nolan Business, human rights, and due diligence : an approach for contractual integration / Blair E. Kanis Corporate codes of conduct and working conditions in the global supply chain : accountability through transparency in private ordering / Meredith R. Miller Transnational businesses, the right to safe working conditions, and the Rana Plaza Building collapse : toward a tort-based solution to the global race to the bottom / Ashton S. Phillips The United Nations guiding principles on business and human rights in the European Union : from regional action to national implementation / Humberto Cantú Rivera China's corporate sociaresponsibilityty with national characteristics : coherence and dissonance with the global business and human rights project / Larry Catá Backer Avoiding the resource curse : applying the guiding principles in Kenya / Nyakundi M. Michieka and Dustin Blankenship Business and human rights : a call for labor liberalization / Karen E. Bravo.