© 2005

Human Rights and the Moral Responsibilities of Corporate and Public Sector Organisations

  • Tom Campbell
  • Seumas Miller

Part of the Issues in Business Ethics book series (IBET, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. Tom Campbell
      Pages 1-8
  3. Rights and Responsibilities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Tom Campbell
      Pages 11-30
    3. James Griffin
      Pages 31-43
  4. Corporate Responsibilities

  5. Public Sector Responsibilities

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 243-253

About this book


All students and advocates of human rights will be interested in this concerted exploration of the human rights moral obligations that fall, not directly on states, but on private and public organisations. Such an approach to human rights opens up the possibility of holding corporations and bureaucracies to account for human rights violations even when they have acted in accordance with the law. This interdisciplinary and international project brings together eminent philosophers, lawyers, social scientists and practitioners to articulate theoretically and develop in practical contexts the moral implications of human rights for non-state actors. What emerges from the book as a whole is a distinctive contemporary vision of the emerging moral impact of human rights and its significance for organisational behaviour and performance.


Autonomy Institution Nation business regulation morality non-state actors organization

Editors and affiliations

  • Tom Campbell
    • 1
  • Seumas Miller
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public EthicsCharles Sturt UniversityCanberra
  2. 2.Australian National UniversityAustralia

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