Human Rights and the Moral Responsibilities of Corporate and Public Sector Organisations / Edition 1by Tom Campbell
Pub. Date: 01/11/2011
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
All students and advocates of human rights will be interested in this concerted exploration of the human rights moral obligations that fall, not directly on states, but on private and public organisations. Such an approach to human rights opens up the possibility of holding corporations and bureaucracies to account for human rights violations even when they have acted in accordance with the law. This interdisciplinary and international project brings together eminent philosophers, lawyers, social scientists and practitioners to articulate theoretically and develop in practical contexts the moral implications of human rights for non-state actors. What emerges from the book as a whole is a distinctive contemporary vision of the emerging moral impact of human rights and its significance for organisational behaviour and performance.
Table of ContentsRights and Responsibilities.- Moral Dimensions of Human Rights.- Human Rights: Whose Duties?.- Welfare Rights as Human Rights and the Duties of Organisations.- Corporate Responsibilities.- Human Rights, Corporate Responsibility and the New Accountability.- International Business Regulation: An Ethical Discourse in the Making?.- Human Rights, Globalisation and the Modern Shareholder Owned Corporation.- Business and Human Rights.- Autonomy as a Central Human Right and its Implications for the Moral Responsibilities of Corporations.- Public Sector Responsibilities.- Human Rights and the Institution of the Police.- Human Rights in Correctional Organisations in Australia and Asia: Some Criminological Observations.- Human Rights, the Moral Vacuum of Modern Organisations, and Administrative Evil.- Humanity, Military Humanism and the New Moral Order.
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