Corporate Social Responsibility has for long been on the agenda in the business world and recently, it has also become a political agenda in the European Union. Focusing on international supply chains and their control based on studies of law in several European jurisdictions, this book aims to advance the discussion on the application and enforcement of CSR. Drawing parallels to US and Canadian law, the book explores to what extent private law tools can be used as an enforcement device and it ultimately asks if what we are witnessing is the formation of a new area of law, employing the interplay of contract and tort – a law of "production liability", as a corollary of the concept of "product liability".
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
- From international law to national law: The opportunities and limits of contractual CSR supply chain governance
- Contractual enforcement of CSR clauses and the protection of weak parties in the supply chain
- Enforcement of sustainability contractual clauses in supply chains by third parties
- Direct and vicarious liability in supply chains
- Liability for "greenwashing"?: On unfair commercial practices, the legal duty to be transparent and the case for a ‘safe harbor’
- Interplay between contract and tort in the supply chain
- Developing supply chain liability: A necessary marriage of contract and tort?
Vibe Ulfbeck, Alexandra Andhov & Kateřina Mitkidis
Part I. Contract law
Kasey McCall-Smith and Andreas Rühmkorf
Vibe Ulfbeck, Ole Hansen and Alexandra Andhov
Part II. Tort law
Vibe Ulfbeck and Andreas Ehlers
Louise A. Vytopil
Part III. Interplay and overlap of contract and tort law
Vibe Ulfbeck and Ole Hansen
Jaakko Salminen and Vibe Ulfbeck
VIBE ULFBECK is a professor of private law at the Law Faculty at the University of Copenhagen.
ALEXANDRA ANDHOV (JUDr., LL.M., S.J.D.) is assistant professor of corporate law at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law.
KATEŘINA MITKIDIS is an associate professor at the Department of Law, Aarhus University