Assessing the Feasibility of a Business and Human Rights Treaty

McConnell, Lee (2017) Assessing the Feasibility of a Business and Human Rights Treaty. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 66 (1). pp. 143-180. ISSN 0020-5893

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Abstract

In light of a recent shift in dialogue to hard law standards in the domain of business and human rights, this article provides an in-depth examination of the viability of a business and human rights treaty. It seeks to advance a valid theoretical model for a treaty that directly addresses non-State actors, explores the allocation of responsibility among multiple duty-bearers, and contemplates the scope, content, and enforcement of the potential obligations. By supplementing this analysis with analogies drawn from existing treaty regimes, the article aims to contribute positively to the normative development of international law in the field.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: business and human rights, formalism, international human rights, international law-making, legal analogy, legal theory, non-State actors, pure theory of law
Subjects: M100 Law by area
M200 Law by Topic
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > School of Law
Depositing User: Users 11670 not found.
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2016 08:39
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 09:29
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/27301

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