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Business, Human Rights and Transitional Justice

1st Edition

By Irene Pietropaoli

Routledge

288 pages

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Description

This book considers the efficacy of transitional justice mechanisms in response to corporate human rights abuses.

Corporations and other business enterprises often operate in countries affected by conflict or repressive regimes. As such, they may become involved in human rights violations and crimes under international law - either as the main perpetrators, or as accomplices by aiding and abetting government actors. Transitional justice mechanisms, such as trials, truth commissions, and reparations have usually focused on abuses by state authorities or by non-state actors directly connected to the state, such as paramilitary groups. Innovative transitional justice mechanisms have, however, now started to address corporate accountability for human rights abuses and crimes under international law and have attempted to provide redress for victims. This book analyses this development assessing how transitional justice can provide remedies for corporate human rights abuses and crimes under international law. Canvassing a broad range of literature relating to international criminal law mechanisms, regional human rights systems, domestic courts, truth and reconciliation commissions, and land restitution programmes, the book evaluates the limitations and potential of each mechanism. Acknowledging the limited extent to which transitional justice has been able to effectively tackle the role of corporations in human rights violations and international crimes, the book nevertheless points the way towards greater engagement with corporate accountability as part of transitional justice.

A valuable contribution to the literature on transitional justice and on business and human rights, this book will appeal to scholars, researchers and PhD students in these areas, as well as lawyers and other practitioners working on corporate accountability and transitional justice.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

I. BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS AND TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE

II. NUREMBERG AND INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW

III. REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS SYSTEMS

IV. DOMESTIC CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LIABILITY

V. TRUTH SEEKING PROCESSES

VI. ADMINISTRATIVE REPARATION PROGRAMMES

VII. INSTITUTIONAL REFORM

CONCLUSION

BIBLIOGRAPHY

About the Author

Irene Pietropaoli is a Research Fellow in Business and Human Rights at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) in London.

About the Series

Transitional Justice

The study of transitional justice has emerged as one of the most diverse and intellectual exciting developments in the social sciences in the last two decades. From its origins in human rights activism and comparative political science the field is increasingly characterised by its geographic and disciplinary breadth. Routledge’s Transitional Justice series publishes innovative work across a range of disciplines working on transitional justice related topics: including law, sociology, criminology, psychology, anthropology, political science, development studies and international relations.

The series includes titles which address larger theoretical questions on transitional justice, including the intersection of notions such as justice, truth, accountability, impunity and the construction of transitional justice knowledge. It also contains critical and theoretically informed empirical work on the workings of institutions such as truth commissions, community based reconciliation, victim empowerment, ex-combatant demobilisation, or regional discussions on practical programmes in particular areas. Finally, the series covers the legal aspects of transitional justice; although, avoiding dry, overly technical or dull legal texts, it specialises in a style of legal scholarship that reflects the energy and vitality of this exciting field.

For further details on the series please contact the Series Editor.

Kieran McEvoy

Professor of Law and Transitional Justice

School of Law

Queens University Belfast

BT7 1NN

44 (0) 2890973873

[email protected]

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS008000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Ethics
BUS010000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Business Law
LAW000000
LAW / General
LAW001000
LAW / Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
LAW009000
LAW / Business & Financial
LAW013000
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW014000
LAW / Commercial / General
LAW022000
LAW / Corporate
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW051000
LAW / International
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
POL035010
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / Human Rights
POL061000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Genocide & War Crimes
POL064000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Corruption & Misconduct