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Vol 24 No 5 May/June 2019

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Accountability, International Business Operations and the Law: Providing Justice for Corporate Human Rights Violations in Global Value Chains

Edited by: L.F.H. et al. Enneking

ISBN13: 9780815356837
To be Published: January 2021
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

This volume inquires how regulatory tools stemming from international law, public law, and private law may or may not be used for transnational corporate accountability purposes. This book combines legal-doctrinal approaches with comparative, interdisciplinary and policy insights.

Human Rights and Civil Liberties
Part 1 General perspectives 1. Unpacking Accountability: The Multinational Enterprise, the State, and the International Community Prof. Larry Backer (Pennsylvania State University); 2. Foreign Direct Liability and Beyond Prof. Liesbeth Enneking (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Utrecht University) 3. Whose Responsibility? On the "Corporate" in the Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights according to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Prof. Bjoern Fasterling (EDHEC Business School) 4. National Contact Points: Institutional constraints for delivering accountability Prof. Karin Buhmann (Copenhagen Business School) 5. Justice without borders: models of cross-border legal cooperation and what they can teach us Dr. Jennifer Zerk (Zerk Consulting) Part 2 Accountability through international law mechanisms Chapter 6 International dispute resolution in matters concerning business-related human rights abuses: The case for and against international arbitration Dr. Katerina Yiannibas (University of Deusto) 7. The potential impact of ILO instruments on the supply-chain of MNE's Prof. Klara Boonstra & Dr. Robert Hoekstra (VU University Amsterdam) 8. The Viability of Due Diligence as a Model to Establish Corporate Accountability Under International Criminal Law: Tackling Corporate Involvement in the Illicit Exploitation of Natural Resources from Conflict Zones Dr. Daniela Dam-de Jong (Leiden University) Part 3 Accountability through domestic public law mechanisms 9. From `too big to be governed' to `too big to be responsible'? Prof. Francois Kristen & Dr. Jessy Emaus (Utrecht University) 10. Holding business leaders accountable for international crimes: how to tackle remoteness? Dr. Marjolein Cupido, Dr. Mark Hornman & Prof. Wim Huisman (VU University Amsterdam) 11. Legally Binding Duties of Corporations under Domestic Criminal Law to Prevent Modern Slavery Anne-Jetske Schaap, LLM (Utrecht University) Part 4 Accountability through domestic private law mechanisms 12. Limited Liability and Separate Corporate Personality in Multinational Corporate Groups: Conceptual Flaws, Accountability Gaps, and the Case for a Profit-Risk Liability Regime for Dangerous Activities Paul Dowling (Leigh Day) 13. From Responsibility to Liability: The Swiss Federal Initiative on Responsible Business Dr. Nicolas Bueno (Lausanne University, London School of Economics) 14. Better Human Rights Compliance in Supply Chains by Strengthening Contractual Mechanisms Prof. Martijn Scheltema (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Pels Rijcken & Droogleever Fortuijn advocaten en notarissen
Part 5 Conclusion; 15. Accountability and International Business Operations: The Way Forward; Prof. Liesbeth Enneking, Prof. Ivo Giesen, Prof. Francois Kristen, Prof. Cedric Ryngaert, Lucas Roorda LLM, Anne-Jetske Schaap LLM (Utrecht University)