Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for the developing and the least-developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. In some cases, multinational enterprises (MNEs) have even been accused of grave human rights abuses in the territory of the states where their subsidiaries operate. Since the parent companies of many MNEs are incorporated under the law of European states, those countries’ domestic law and the European legal framework play a crucial role in establishing how their activities should be conducted—also throughout their supply chains—and which remedies will be available when corporate human rights violations occur. In recent years, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the European states have been adopting policies and legislation to ensure respect for human rights by businesses and have developed a body of related case law. These legal instruments can be considered the European responses to the challenges posed at international-law level, and they constitute the focus of research of this book. Through its collected chapters—written by prominent scholars and expert practitioners under the direction of the Editor, Angelica Bonfanti—Business and Human Rights in Europe: International Law Challenges identifies the European solutions to business and human rights international legal issues, provides an overall assessment of their effectiveness, and examines their potential evolution.

Business and human rights in Europe : international law challenges / [a cura di] A. Bonfanti. - [s.l] : Routledge, 2019. - ISBN 9781138484672.

Business and human rights in Europe : international law challenges

A. Bonfanti
2019

Abstract

Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for the developing and the least-developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. In some cases, multinational enterprises (MNEs) have even been accused of grave human rights abuses in the territory of the states where their subsidiaries operate. Since the parent companies of many MNEs are incorporated under the law of European states, those countries’ domestic law and the European legal framework play a crucial role in establishing how their activities should be conducted—also throughout their supply chains—and which remedies will be available when corporate human rights violations occur. In recent years, the European Union, the Council of Europe and the European states have been adopting policies and legislation to ensure respect for human rights by businesses and have developed a body of related case law. These legal instruments can be considered the European responses to the challenges posed at international-law level, and they constitute the focus of research of this book. Through its collected chapters—written by prominent scholars and expert practitioners under the direction of the Editor, Angelica Bonfanti—Business and Human Rights in Europe: International Law Challenges identifies the European solutions to business and human rights international legal issues, provides an overall assessment of their effectiveness, and examines their potential evolution.
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