Corporate Obligations Under International Law

Hardcover | January 7, 2014

byMarkos Karavias

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This book examines the extent to which international law places obligations directly on corporate entities. It is often argued that corporations are bound by, inter alia, the same human rights and environmental obligations that states have. This book examines the source of these supposedobligations in treaty law, international custom, and in internationalized contracts, to determine whether they really can be transposed to corporations so easily. The focus of the book is on the regulation by international law of private corporate conduct. It examines whether corporate obligations, namely obligations binding directly upon a corporation under positive international law, have indeed emerged, and if so, whether corporations may be systemicallyincluded in the predominantly state-centric framework of international law. It investigates the challenges facing international law as a result of the potential emergence of corporate obligations, and engages in a structural analysis of what corporate obligations under international human rights lawmight entail. Ultimately, it warns against conceptualizing corporations as both holders and potential violators of human rights, explaining why they are not automatically bound by the same obligations that are imposed on states.

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This book examines the extent to which international law places obligations directly on corporate entities. It is often argued that corporations are bound by, inter alia, the same human rights and environmental obligations that states have. This book examines the source of these supposedobligations in treaty law, international custom, ...

Markos Karavias is an Expert Legal Officer at the Asylum Appeals Committees, Ministry of Citizen Protection, Greece, seconded by the National Committee for Human Rights. He undertook his DPhil at the St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, and in 2010 acted as Associate Editor for the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domes...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:January 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674388

ISBN - 13:9780199674381

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. The Concept of Corporate Obligations2. Corporate Obligations under Treaty Law3. Corporate Obligations under Customary Law4. Corporate Obligations under Internationalized Contracts5. The Structural Framework for Corporate ObligationsConclusion