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Business and Human Rights

The Obligations of the European Home States

By: Dalia Palombo
Media of Business and Human Rights
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Published: 12-12-2019
Format: EPUB eBook (?)
Edition: 1st
Extent: 288
ISBN: 9781509928040
Imprint: Hart Publishing
RRP: £81.00
Online price : £72.90
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About Business and Human Rights

This book analyses the accountability of European home States for their failure to secure the human rights of victims from host States against transnational enterprises. It argues for a reconfiguration of the relationship between multinational enterprises and individuals, both of which have been profoundly changed by globalisation. Enterprises are now supranational entities with numerous affiliates all over the world. Likewise, individuals are increasingly part of a global community. Despite this, the relationship between the two is deregulated. Addressing this gap, this study proposes an innovative business and human rights litigation strategy. Human rights advocates could file a test case against a European home State, at the European Court of Human Rights, for its failure to secure the rights of victims vis-à-vis European multinational enterprises. The book illustrates why such a strategy is needed, and points to the lack of effective legal remedies against European multinationals. The goal is to empower victims from developing countries against European States which are failing to hold multinational enterprises accountable for human rights abuses.

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