Liability of Multinational Corporations under International Law (Studies and Materials on the Settlement of International Disputes, Volume 7)
Menno T. Kamminga, Saman Zia-ZarifiISBN: 9041115048;
This volume examines whether multinational corporations have obligations under international law and, if so, how they may be held accountable if they act in breach of these obligations. It concludes that multinational corporations indeed have such duties, particularly in the fields of human rights and the environment, and that they may be held accountable in both domestic courts and intergovernmental organisations. The book first takes stock of the standard setting and supervisory activities regarding multinational corporations undertaken within international fora, such as UNCTAD, the UN Sub-Commission on Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities, the Conference establishing the International Criminal Court, and the OECD. It then continues to analyse the lawsuits alleging violations of international standards by multinational corporations that have been brought so far in the United States and the United Kingdom. It finishes by assessing the prospects for similar...
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