Business and Human Rights

Park, Jacob
March 2004
Journal of Corporate Citizenship;Spring2004, Issue 13, p24
Academic Journal
Suggests the need to bring issues of human labor rights centrally into business practices. Proliferation of human rights standards, guidelines and best practices to govern the business of multinational corporations; Connection between business and human rights; Problem with charging any company with human rights violation.


Related Articles

  • Globalisation, Divestment and Human Rights in Burma. White, Judith A. // Journal of Corporate Citizenship;Summer2004, Issue 14, p47 

    With increasing globalisation, over the last 15 years several multinational corporations (MNCs) from the US, UK, France, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Canada and elsewhere have invested in Burma, thus forging the requisite economic partnerships with the Burmese military government....

  • The Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights. Morrison, John // Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik;2005, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p400 

    Presents information on the Business Leaders Initiative on Human Rights (BLIHR), which is comprise of international companies. Aim of the BLIHR; Advantages offered by the BLIHR compared to other approaches to corporate responsibility; Goal of the BLIHR; Accomplishements of the BLIHR and the...

  • Human Factors.  // InsideCounsel;Dec2014, Vol. 25 Issue 276, p36 

    An interview with Stefan Marculewicz, an authority on international labor standards and labor-related issues, is presented. Marculewicz discusses when human rights entered the corporate social responsibility (CSR) arena. He explains why human rights has emerged as a hot topic in multinational...

  • Comment la filiale d'une entreprise américaine implantée en France s'approprie-t-elle la politique R.S.E de la maison mère ? Imbs, Pia; Braun, Olivier // Gestion 2000;sep/oct2011, Vol. 28 Issue 5, p15 

    Multinational corporations (MNCs) are often submitted to different laws in the framework of globalization and as a consequence of their activities to be exposed to the public critics. For example problems of misconduct of companies in south Asia when they employed young children as labor forces...

  • CORPORATE HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW. VAN DEN EECKHOUT, VEERLE // Contemporary Readings in Law & Social Justice;2012, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p178 

    In this article the author explores the role private international law ('PIL') could play in addressing human rights violations committed by a multinational company operating outside Europe — possibly in a conflict zone — in a civil action in Europe. The article examines the...

  • Class Action Litigation Over International Human Rights Issues. Maatman Jr., Gerald L. // Journal of Employment Discrimination Law;Winter2001, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p9 

    This article discusses the international human rights and corporate responsibility of multinational business enterprises. Corporate responsibility as a means of incorporating social and labor-related standards in business decision-making encompasses a number of areas. These include business...

  • Voluntary or Mandatory: That is (Not) the Question. Wettstein, Florian; Waddock, Sandra // Zeitschrift fuer Wirtschafts- und Unternehmensethik;2005, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p304 

    Human rights have traditionally been considered a domain of governments. The ongoing economic globalization, however, has rendered this state-centered view increasingly inadequate. In this contribution we will argue that also the powerful transnational corporations must bear more and more direct...

  • Are Emerging Market TNCs Sensitive to Corporate Responsibility Issues? Hall, Carrie // Journal of Corporate Citizenship;Summer2007, Issue 26, p30 

    The article contends that principled corporate behavior will become an essential business strategy for emerging-market transnational corporations (TNC). The United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest voluntary corporate citizenship initiative, embodies the hope for the promotion of...

  • Silence as Complicity: Elements of a Corporate Duty to Speak Out against the Violation of Human Rights. Wettstein, Florian // Business Ethics Quarterly;Jan2012, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p37 

    Increasingly, global businesses are confronted with the question of complicity in human rights violations committed by abusive host governments. This contribution specifically looks at silent complicity and the way it challenges conventional interpretations of corporate responsibility. Silent...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics