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Odpowiedzialność przedsiębiorstw wielonarodowych za naruszenia praw człowieka
Responsibility of multinational corporations for international human rights abuses

Author(s): Marek Jan Wasiński
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence
Published by: Łódzkie Towarzystwo Naukowe

Summary/Abstract: It is established that multinational corporations (MNCs) are capable of interfering with the enjoyment of a broad range of human rights. This article offers a high-altitude and highspeed look at a problem of individual, corporate and state accountability for acts of MNCs. Since existing obstacles of legal (i.e. lack of jurisdiction) and non-legal (e.g. protection of state’s political and economical interests) character considerably impair domestic systems of accountability in this respect, present analysis explores international system. Wherein partial recognition of MNC as an international actor is still not accompanied by creation of coherent set of primary norms directly binding on MNCs in the realm of international human rights law. Nevertheless one cannot ignore significant attempts made by international governmental organizations to shape activities of MNCs through non-binding instruments (soft-law). These instruments should not to be ignored as stimulating factors in state-centered international law-making process.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 81
  • Page Range: 157-177
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: Polish