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Business Enterprises in Public International Law: the Case for an International Code on Corporate Responsibility

Andreas Heinemann

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199588817
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725272 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0045
Business Enterprises in Public International Law: the Case for an International Code on Corporate Responsibility

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This chapter focuses on the attention which transnational corporations have attracted in public international law over recent decades. The starting point is the world of the Codes of Conduct in the 1970s and 1980s, followed by the experience with the United Nations (UN) Global Compact in the broader context of Corporate Social Responsibility, and the work of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Business and Human Rights, before a proposal for an International Code on Corporate Responsibility is submitted.

Keywords: transnational corporations; international law; public law; Corporate Social Responsibility

Chapter.  8672 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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