Human Rights in Transnational Business

Translating Human Rights Obligations into Compliance Procedures

  • Julia Ruth-Maria Wetzel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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About this book


This book investigates how human rights law can be applied to corporate entities. To date there have been insufficient international legal mechanisms to bring corporations to justice for their misconduct abroad. The book argues that rather than trying to solve the problem locally, an international approach to corporate human rights compliance needs to be sought to prevent future corporate human rights abuses.

Implementing effective and enforceable human rights compliance policies at corporate level allows businesses to prevent negative human rights impacts such as loss of revenue, high litigation costs and damage to reputation.

By considering human rights to be an inherent part of their business strategy, corporations will be well equipped to meet national and regional business and human rights standards, which will inevitably be implemented in the next few years.

This approach, in turn, also furthers the fundamental aim of international human rights law.


Human rights Transnational business Compliance Alien Tort Statute Corporate human rights Business and human rights Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum

Authors and affiliations

  • Julia Ruth-Maria Wetzel
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  1. 1.Universität LuzernLuzernSwitzerland

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