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The Business and Human Rights Landscape
Moving Forward, Looking Back

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  • Editors:
  • Jena Martin, West Virginia University College of Law
  • Karen E. Bravo, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Karen E. Bravo, Jena Martin, Erika R. George, James J. Friedberg, Atabongawung Tamo, Alexandra Popova, George G. Brenkert, Patricia Illingworth, Jernej Letnar Černič, Marcia L. Narine, Larry Catá Backer, Nabih Haddad, Tomonori Teraoka, Keren Wang, Astrid Sanders, Jonathan Drimmer, Lisa J. Laplante, Michael Addo, Justine Nolan, Blair E. Kanis, Meredith R. Miller, Ashton S. Phillips, Humberto Cantú Rivera, Nyakundi M. Michieka, Dustin Blankenship
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  • Date Published: November 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107095526

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  • The adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 marked a watershed moment, establishing the first global standards for preventing human rights abuses by business. In light of this paradigm shift, The Business and Human Rights Landscape offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of the current legal framework. It includes in-depth explorations of the UN Guiding Principles from both theoretical and practical standpoints, with case studies ranging from the Rana Plaza building collapse to Kenyan resource extraction. Bookending current analyses are historical accounts (discussing the colonial slave trade) and forward-looking perspectives (analyzing labor's role). Bringing together top scholars from across the globe, The Business and Human Rights Landscape represents essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, or future of business and human rights.

    • The broadest and most comprehensive guide to business and human rights to date
    • A multidisciplinary, geographically diverse group of scholars provides much-needed perspective on a field that has been criticized as Western-centric
    • Provides in-depth coverage of both the United Nations Guiding Principles and the Ruggie Framework
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    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107095526
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 160 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 8 b/w illus. 2 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. More of the same? Or introduction of a new paradigm? Karen E. Bravo and Jena Martin
    Part I. Looking Back: The Historical Context of Business and Human Rights:
    1. The enterprise of empire: evolving understandings of corporate identity and responsibility Erika R. George
    2. The Arab League boycott of Israel: warring histories, international trade, and human rights James J. Friedberg
    3. Multi-stakeholder initiatives and the evolution of the business and human rights discourse: lessons from the Kimberley Process and conflict diamonds Atabongawung Tamo
    4. Business and human rights after Ruggie's mandate: feasible next steps Alexandra Popova
    Part II. The Framework: Examining the Relevant Principles that Underlie a Business and Human Rights Agenda:
    5. Business, respect, and human rights George G. Brenkert
    6. Global need: rethinking business norms Patricia Illingworth
    7. Corporate accountability for human rights: from top-down towards a bottom-up approach Jernej Letnar Černič
    8. Living in a material world – from naming and shaming to knowing and showing: will new disclosure regimes finally drive corporate accountability for human rights? Marcia L. Narine
    9. Democratizing the global business and human rights project by catalyzing strategic litigation from the bottom up Larry Catá Backer, Nabih Haddad, Tomonori Teraoka and Keren Wang
    10. The impact of the 'Ruggie Framework' and the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights on transnational human rights litigation Astrid Sanders
    11. The third pillar: remedies, reparations, and the Ruggie principles Jonathan Drimmer and Lisa J. Laplante
    12. The evolving business and society landscape: can human rights make a difference? Michael Addo and Jena Martin
    Part III. Moving Forward: Implementing a Business and Human Rights Agenda:
    13. From principles to practice: implementing corporate responsibility for human rights Justine Nolan
    14. Business, human rights, and due diligence: an approach for contractual integration Blair E. Kanis
    15. Corporate codes of conduct and working conditions in the global supply chain: accountability through transparency in private ordering Meredith R. Miller
    16. Transnational businesses, the right to safe working conditions, and the Rana Plaza building collapse: toward a tort-based solution to the global race to the bottom Ashton S. Phillips
    17. The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in the European Union: from regional action to national implementation Humberto Cantú Rivera
    18. China's corporate social responsibility with national characteristics: coherence and dissonance with the global business and human rights project Larry Catá Backer
    19. Avoiding the resource curse: applying the Guiding Principles in Kenya Nyakundi M. Michieka and Dustin Blankenship
    20. Business and human rights: a call for labor liberalization Karen E. Bravo.

  • Editors

    Jena Martin, West Virginia University College of Law
    Jena Martin is a Professor of Law at West Virginia University College of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the business and human rights field, specifically the role of national law and governance models. Before entering academia, she worked for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's Division of Enforcement.

    Karen E. Bravo, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
    Karen E. Bravo is a Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and International Affairs at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In addition to her research on illicit international markets, human trafficking, and international trade law, she has conducted rule of law reform work in the Republic of Armenia.

    Contributors

    Karen E. Bravo, Jena Martin, Erika R. George, James J. Friedberg, Atabongawung Tamo, Alexandra Popova, George G. Brenkert, Patricia Illingworth, Jernej Letnar Černič, Marcia L. Narine, Larry Catá Backer, Nabih Haddad, Tomonori Teraoka, Keren Wang, Astrid Sanders, Jonathan Drimmer, Lisa J. Laplante, Michael Addo, Justine Nolan, Blair E. Kanis, Meredith R. Miller, Ashton S. Phillips, Humberto Cantú Rivera, Nyakundi M. Michieka, Dustin Blankenship

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