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Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors

Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors

Автор: Clapham Andrew, 648 стр., издатель: "Oxford University Press", ISBN: 978-0-19-829815-1, 9780198298151

- The most comprehensive attempt so far to apply human rights obligations to non-state entities Puts forward innovative new arguments for the legal accountability of non-state actors - Tackles the latest legal controversies concerning the behaviour of multinationals and their involvement in human rights violations in countries such as Myanmar and Nigeria - Includes the criminalization of terrorism and war crimes committed by rebel groups The threats to human rights posed by non-state actors are of increasing concern. Human rights activists increasingly address the activity of multinational corporations, the policies of international organizations such as the World Bank and the World trade Organisation, and international crimes committed by entities such as armed opposition groups and terrorists. This book presents an approach to human rights that goes beyond the traditional focus on states and outlines the human rights obligations of non-state actors. Furthermore, it addresses some of the ways in which these entities can be held legally accountable for their actions in various jurisdictions. The political debate concerning the appropriateness of expanding human rights scrutiny to non-state actors is discussed and dissected. For some, extending human rights into these spheres trivializes human rights and allows abusive governments to distract us from ongoing violations. For others such an extension is essential if human rights are properly to address the current concerns of women and workers. The main focus of the book, however, is on the legal obligations of non-state actors. The book discusses how developments in the fields of international responsibility and international criminal law have implications for building a framework for the human rights obligations of non-state actors in international law. In turn these international developments have drawn on the changing ways in which human rights are implemented in national law. A selection of national jurisdictions, including the United States, South Africa and the United Kingdom are examined with regard to the application of human rights law to non-state actors.
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