Human Rights and the Moral Responsibilities of Corporate and Public Sector Organisations / Edition 1

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048166473
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Series: Issues in Business Ethics Series , #20
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 254
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 Moral dimensions of human rights 11
2 Human rights : whose duties? 31
3 Welfare rights as human rights 45
4 Human rights, corporate responsibility and the new accountability 63
5 International business regulation : an ethical discourse in the making? 81
6 Human rights, globalisation and the modern stakeholder corporation 105
7 Business and human rights 129
8 Autonomy as a central human right and its implications for the moral responsibilities of corporations 145
9 Human rights and the institution of the police 167
10 Human rights in correctional organisations 189
11 Human rights, the moral vacuum of modern organisations, and administrative evil 205
12 Humanity, military humanism and the new moral order 223
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