The anatomy of Chinese multinationals’ overseas behavior: human rights perspectives

Bu, Qingxiu (2015) The anatomy of Chinese multinationals’ overseas behavior: human rights perspectives. African Journal of Legal Studies, 8 (1). pp. 127-180. ISSN 2210-9730

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Abstract

In this century, human rights have been transformed into a mainstream issue for multinational companies with a global presence. It is likely that a multipronged mechanism will imminently be demanded to ensure the accountability of economic actors responsible for human rights abuse. This paper places particular stress on the ostensibly prioritized objectives within international human rights arenas. A highly contentious debate revolves around whether China’s approach to ensuring human rights is in tandem with the West’s in helping Africa move forward or whether it will complicate the current playing field and even undermine the West’s long-standing credibility in relation to the protection of human rights. Relying heavily on instruments like the Alien Tort Statute (ats) has proved inadequate. A more promising path seems to be a comprehensive framework of hard law and soft law initiatives, along with other incentives.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Multinational Companies; Human Rights; UN Guiding Principles; Alien Tort Statute
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law
K Law > K Law in General. Comparative and uniform Law. Jurisprudence > K0520 Comparative law. International uniform law > K1000 Commercial law
K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Depositing User: Qingxiu Bu
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2015 06:13
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 08:16
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53724
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