Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law by Elisa MorgeraCorporate Accountability in International Environmental Law by Elisa Morgera

Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

byElisa Morgera

Hardcover | January 15, 2009

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What is the current and future role of international environmental law in directing and controlling the conduct of business enterprises, particularly multinational corporations? This book responds to this topical question by identifying corporate accountability standards and discussing theirimplementation by international organizations.This is the first book to examine systematically all international sources of corporate accountability standards with specific reference to environmental protection and to elaborate on their theoretical and practical implications for international environmental law. The book argues that althoughinternational environmental law does not bind multinational corporations and other business entities, growing international practice points to the emergence of legal standards. These standards allow adapting and translating inter-State obligations embodied in international environmental law intospecific normative benchmarks to determine the legitimacy of the conduct of the private sector against internationally recognized values and rules.The role of international organizations that, in the absence of State intervention, identify and promote the application of selected international environmental standards is analysed in depth. This analysis demonstrates how these international organizations are a driving force in establishing andoperationalizing international standards for corporate environmental accountability.
Elisa Morgera (LL.M., Ph.D.) is a legal officer at the Development Law Service of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, working on forest, land and fisheries law. Previously, she worked with the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Development Programme. She lectured on inte...
Title:Corporate Accountability in International Environmental LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:January 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558019

ISBN - 13:9780199558018

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Table of Contents

Preliminary questions1. The Need for Corporate Environmental Accountability2. History and Definitions3. The Shortcomings of Traditional Legal SolutionsEmerging International Standards of Corporate Environmental Accountability4. Primary rules?5. The UN and the OECD: Parallel or Convergent Paths?6. A Contribution of Human Rights Monitoring Bodies?7. Standard-Setting by International Financial Institutions8. Emerging Standards for Corporate Accountability in International Environmental LawTools for Compliance with Standards of Corporate Environmental Accountability9. Tools for Compliance10. The Tools of International Financial Institutions: Conditions in Loan Agreements and Complaints Mechanisms11. Sharpening the Monitoring Role of Other International Organizations12. Integrating International Standards in UN-Business Partnerships13. Conclusions