State duty to protect and corporate responsibility for human rights in global supply chains

Markus Krajewski
2018
DOI number
https://opus4.kobv.de/opus4-fau/frontdoor/index/index/docId/9934%20title
#Social and working conditions
#Sustainability standards
#Corporate responsibility and lead firms

The responsibility of transnational corporations for human rights violations in global supply chains continue to be of public interest: Fires in textile factories in Pakistan, environmental destructions due to oil production or worst forms of child labour in mines which produce minerals for electronic goods are just a few examples. Even if companies are not formally bound to internationally binding human rights according to current legal doctrine, a number of legal and political instruments emerged recently through which companies can be held accountable. The contributions to this volume analyse recent developments in public international law and domestic torts law and provide fresh insights into the fundamental questions of corporate responsibility for human rights violations in global supply chains.

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