Business and Human Rights in Europe : International Law Challenges / edited by Angelica Bonfanti.Material type: TextLanguage: English Series: Transnational Law and Governance: Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, Copyright date: ©2019Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (288 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780429443169Subject(s): Social responsibility of business -- Law and legislation -- Europe | Tort liability of corporations -- Europe | Liability for human rights violations -- Europe | Liability for human rights violations | Social responsibility of business -- Law and legislation | Tort liability of corporations | LAW / Business & Financial | POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights | Business | Corporate Abuse | Corporate Accountability | Corporate Liability | Corporate Social Responsibility | CSR | Disinvestment | Due Diligence | Europe | European Human Rights Law | Governance | Human Rights | Human Rights Compliance | Human Trafficking | Supply Chain | Sustainable DevelopmentGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version: : No titleDDC classification: 346.2407 LOC classification: KJC2467Online resources: Click here to view. Also available in print format.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Notes on Contributors -- Foreword -- Acknowledgements -- List of Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- Angelica Bonfanti -- 2 Sustainable Development Goals in Europe and Their Intersection with the Business and Human Rights Framework -- Paolo DavideFarah -- 3 Managing Global Interdependencies through Law and Governance: The European Approach to Business and Human Rights -- Daniel Augenstein -- PartI -- The State Duty to Protect Human Rights: The European Perspective -- 4 Enforcing the State Duty to Protect under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Strasbourg Views -- Marco Fasciglione -- 5 Are European Home States of Transnational Corporations Responsible for Their Impacts Abroad under the ECHR? -- Claire Methven O Brien -- 6 The Duty to Protect in Public Procurement: Toward a Mandatory Human Rights Clause? -- DeborahRusso -- 7 The EUs Promotion of Human Rights and Sustainable Development through PTAs as a Tool to Influence Business Regulation in Third Countries -- Leonardo Borlini -- 8 National Action Plans: A Pathway to Effective Implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles? -- Marta Bordignon -- PartII -- The Corporate Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: European Approaches -- 9 European Approaches to Promoting Responsible Supply Chains -- Cindy S . Woods -- 10 Due Diligence, Reporting and Transparency in Supply Chains: The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act -- Olga Martin- Ortega -- 11 Blending Together Human Rights Due Diligence with Criminal Law: Opportunities and Pitfalls of the Italian Solution -- Paola Cavanna -- 12 From Human Rights Due Diligence to Duty of Vigilance: Taking the French Example to the EU Level -- Tiphaine Beau de Lomnie, Sandra Cossart and P aigeMorrow -- 13 Corporate Human Rights Compliance and Disinvestment: Lessons from the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund -- Ludovica C hiussi -- 14 EU Approaches on Conflict Minerals: Are They Consistent with the UN/OECD Supply Chain Due Diligence Standards? -- ValentinaGrado -- 15 ICT Companies Responsibility to Respect Human Rights: Remarks in the Light of the EU General Data Protection Regulation -- Angelica Bonfanti -- PartIII -- Access to Remedy in Europe -- 16 Access to Remedy for the Victims of Corporate-Related Human Rights Abuse: Assessing the Contribution of the Fundamental Rights Agency -- Carmen Mrquez Carrasco -- 17 Adjudicate This! Foreign Direct Liability and Civil Jurisdiction in Europe -- Lucas Roorda -- 18 The Civil Liability of the Parent Company for the Acts or Omissions of Its Subsidiary: The Example of the Shell Cases in the UK and the Netherlands -- Claire Bright -- 19 Corporate Liability and Human Rights: Access to Criminal Judicial Remedies in Europe -- Adriana Espinosa Gonzlez and Marta Sosa Navarro -- 20 European Trends in Tort Law Remedies to Address Corporate Human Rights Abuses -- FlorentineVos -- Concluding Remarks -- Angelica Bonfanti -- --Index
Transnational business activities are important drivers of growth for developing and the least developed countries. However, they can also negatively impact the enjoyment of human rights. In some cases, multinational enterprises (MNEs) have even been accused of grave human rights abuses in the territory of the states where their subsidiaries operate. Since the parent companies of many MNEs are incorporated under the law of European states, those countries’ domestic law and the European legal framework play a crucial role in establishing how their activities should be conducted – also throughout their supply chains – and which remedies will be available when corporate human rights violations occur. In recent years, the European Union, the Council of Europe and their Member States have been adopting policies and legislation to ensure respect for human rights by businesses and have developed a body of related case law. These legal instruments can be considered the European responses to the challenges posed at international-law level, and they constitute the focus of research of this book. Through its collected chapters – written by scholars and practitioners under the direction of the editor, Angelica Bonfanti – the book identifies the European solutions to the business and human rights international legal issues, provides an overall assessment of their effectiveness, and examines their potential evolution.
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