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Business and Human Rights
Beyond the End of the Beginning

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Part of Globalization and Human Rights

César Rodríguez-Garavito, John Ruggie, Surya Deva, Tara J. Melish, Larry Catá Backer, Claret Vargas, Chris Jochnick, Amol Mehra, Louis Bickford, Juana Kweitel, Bonita Meyersfeld
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  • Publication planned for: April 2019
  • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2019
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316626924

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  • The regulation of business in the global economy poses one of the main challenges for governance, as illustrated by the dynamic scholarly and policy debates about the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and a possible international treaty on the matter. This book takes on the conceptual and legal underpinnings of global governance approaches to business and human rights, with an emphasis on the Guiding Principles (GPs) and attention to the current treaty process. Analyses of the GPs have tended to focus on their static dimension, such as the standards they include, rather than on their capacity to change, to push the development of new norms, and practices that might go beyond the initial content of the GPs and improve corporate compliance with human rights. This book engages both the static and dynamic dimensions of the GPs, and considers the issue through the eyes of scholars and practitioners from different parts of the world.

    • Offers the first systematic effort by prominent business and human rights scholars and practitioners to take stock of the GPs and the broader theoretical, legal, and policy debates and initiatives they have sparked
    • Contributes to a dynamic and timely debate that has gained widespread attention in academic and policy circles regarding the protection of human rights in business proceedings
    • Features chapters by scholars and practitioners from across the globe, including John Ruggie
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    • Publication planned for: April 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316626924
    • length: 219 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from April 2019
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. A dialogue across divides in the business and human rights field César Rodríguez-Garavito
    Part I. Global Governance Meets Business and Human Rights: Conceptual Debates and Regulatory Alternatives:
    1. Business and human rights: beyond the end of the beginning César Rodríguez-Garavito
    2. Regulating multinationals: the UN guiding principles, civil society, and international legalization John Ruggie
    3. Time to move beyond the 'present': the guiding principles, a treaty or a UN declaration on business and human rights? Surya Deva
    4. Putting 'human rights' back into the UN guiding principles and international law on business and human rights: shifting frames and embedding participation rights Tara J. Melish
    5. From guiding principles to interpretive organizations: developing a framework for applying the UNGPs to disputes that institutionalizes the advocacy role of civil society Larry Catá Backer
    6. A treaty on business and human rights? A recurring debate in a new governance landscape Claret Vargas
    Part II. The Practice of Business and Human Rights: Advocacy and Regulatory Strategies:
    7. Shifting power on business and human rights: states, corporations and civil society in global governance Chris Jochnick
    8. Always in all ways: ensuring business respect for human rights through national action plans and inter-governmental regulatory frameworks Amol Mehra
    9. Business and human rights: moving beyond the beginning Louis Bickford
    10. Regulatory environment on business and human rights: paths at the international level and ideas about the roles for civil society groups Juana Kweitel
    11. Committing the crime of poverty: the next phase of the business and human rights debate Bonita Meyersfeld
    Conclusion. Whither the human rights movement? An ecosystemic view César Rodríguez-Garavito
    Index.

  • Editor

    César Rodriguez-Garavito, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
    César Rodríguez-Garavito is Executive Director of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society, and Associate Professor and Founder of the Program on Global Justice and Human Rights at the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He is the founding director of the Human Rights Lab and codirector of the Global School on Socioeconomic Rights. He writes a weekly op-ed for the Colombian newspaper El Espectador.

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    César Rodríguez-Garavito, John Ruggie, Surya Deva, Tara J. Melish, Larry Catá Backer, Claret Vargas, Chris Jochnick, Amol Mehra, Louis Bickford, Juana Kweitel, Bonita Meyersfeld

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