Companies, International Trade and Human Rights

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Seeking reasons for international trading regimes not meeting poverty reduction goals, this book focuses on the role of corporations within the trading system, and the complex relationships between corporations, nation states and international organizations. The actions of corporations and their underlying motives are considered as well as the structure of the international trading system and globalization.

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"Janet Dine provides a wide-ranging discussion of several issues related to economic globalization....Companies, International Trade and Human Rights employs a legal and normative perspective, discussing recent works by various normative theorists as well as case law from Britain, the United States, and continential Europe, and international treaty law....Dine's book raises many important questions and advances several provocative claims..."
—Layna Mosley, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Political Science Quarterly (The Journal of Public and International Affairs)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521828611
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2004
  • Series: Cambridge Studies in Corporate Law Series, #4
  • Pages: 340
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.87 (d)

Meet the Author

JANET DINE is Professor of Law at the University of Essex and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London.

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Table of Contents

Preface; Table of statutes, agreements, covenants and treaties; Table of cases; List of abbreviation; 1. A global crisis?; 2. Why we are here; 3. The institutional framework; 4. Relationship between Companies and Human Rights Law; 5. Corporate social responsibility; 6. Understanding property rights: companies, states and the duty of international co-operation; Bibliography; Index.

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