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Business, Compliance and Human Rights Law
The Effectiveness of Transnational Private Regulations for Vulnerable Stakeholders



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ISBN 9781032026633
December 29, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
232 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

In recent years, sustainability-related certifications and labels, which are based on Transnational Private Regulations (TPRs), have gained in importance in the areas of business and human rights, particularly from a consumer point of view. However, some question whether companies adhering and complying with TPRs’ normative frameworks are able to effectively meet the expectations deriving from international human rights standards. In response to this question, this book proposes an analytical concept of effective compliance. Based on the elements identified as crucial for achieving effective compliance, it conducts an in-depth analysis of how TPRs’ normative frameworks function in practice and identifies common patterns and challenges. Such inquiry is based on an interdisciplinary methodological approach between law and sociology, seeking not only to comprehend and assess how law is systematised in theoretical terms, but also to understand how it works on the ground. This allows identification of the lack of active and effective participation of vulnerable stakeholders in the discursive processes established and governed by TPRs, such as rule-making and conformity assessment processes, as the main challenge. Based on such evidence, the book addresses the possibilities of overcoming such challenges, proposing that to fully achieve TPRs’ potential from an effective compliance point of view, legal empowerment of vulnerable groups is essential. It concludes by providing key observations and suggestions that contribute to the use of TPRs as instruments in the struggle for rights of empowered vulnerable stakeholders.

The book will be of interest to academics, researchers and policy-makers working in the areas of international law, transnational law, sociology of law and human rights law.

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 The Transnational Legal Landscape

2 Adjusting The Lenses: Transnational Private Regulations In The Field Of Business And Human Rights

3 Effective Compliance With Transnational Private Regulations In The Field Of Business And Human Rights: The Need For An Interdisciplinary Assessment

4 Transnational Private Regulation Processes: Looking For Effective Compliance

5 Legal Empowerment In The Context Of Transnational Private Regulations In The Area Of Business And Human Rights

6 The Role Of The Struggle For Rights In The Achievement Of Effective Compliance With Transnational Private Regulations

Conclusion

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Biography

Gabriel Webber Ziero holds a PhD in International and European Law (Roma Tre University) and an LLM in Public International Law with emphasis on Peace, Justice and Development (Leiden University). Moreover, Gabriel is habilitated to practice as a barrister by the Brazilian Bar Association and a lecturer in the Certificate of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Finance of the University of Zurich and often collaborates with teaching activities in different universities. Gabriel is a senior consultant specialized in strategic regulatory compliance in the areas of sustainable finance and corporate responsibility at ECOFACT.