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Non-state Actors And Human Rights

EditorPhilip Alston

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Can transnational corporations ignore human rights as long as governments don't hold them accountable? If the UN is put in charge of a territory, is it bound by human rights law? Under traditional approaches to human rights, non-state actors cannot be parties to the relevant treaties and so they are only bound to the extent that obligations accepted by States can be applied to them by governments. This situation threatens to make a mockery of much of the international system of accountability for human rights violations. The contributors to this volume examine the different approaches that might be taken in order to ensure some degree of accountability. Making space in the legal regime to take account of the role of non-State actors is one of the biggest and most critical challenges facing international law today.

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Philip Alston is Professor of Law at New York University Law School.
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Title:Non-state Actors And Human RightsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.87 inPublished:September 7, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Introduction1. Philip Alston: The 'Not-a-Cat' Syndrome: Can the International Human Rights Regime Accommodate Non-State Actors?2. August Reinisch: The Changing International Legal Framework for Dealing with Non-State ActorsPart II: Non-Governmental Organizations and International Organizations as Non-State Actors3. Menno T. Kamminga: The Evolving Status of NGOs under International Law: A Threat to the Inter-State System?4. Francois Gianviti: Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights and the International Monetary FundPart III: Corporations5. Celia Wells and Juanita Elias: Catching the Conscience of the King: Corporate Players on the International Stage6. Ralph Steinhardt: Corporate Responsibility and the International Law of Human Rights: The New Lex Mercatoria7. Olivier de Schutter: The Accountability of Multinationals for Human Rights Violations in European Law8. David Weissbrodt and Muria Kruger: Human Rights Responsibilities of Businesses as None-State ActorsMary Rumsey: Bibliography on Non-State Actors in International Law