Assessing the Feasibility of a Business and Human Rights Treaty

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Abstract

In light of a recent shift in dialogue to hard law standards in the domain of business and human rights, this article provides an in-depth examination of the viability of a business and human rights treaty. It seeks to advance a valid theoretical model for a treaty that directly addresses non-State actors, explores the allocation of responsibility among multiple duty-bearers, and contemplates the scope, content, and enforcement of the potential obligations. By supplementing this analysis with analogies drawn from existing treaty regimes, the article aims to contribute positively to the normative development of international law in the field.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-180
JournalInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly
Volume66
Issue number1
Early online date23 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017

Keywords

  • business and human rights
  • INTERNATIONAL LAW
  • Non-State Actors
  • Human Rights

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