Positive human rights obligations for transnational corporations?

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05 September 2016 – In June 2014, the UN Human Rights Council established an intergovernmental working group with the mandate to “elaborate an international legally binding instrument to regulate, in international human rights law, the activities of transnational corporations and other business enterprises”. The first session of this working group took place in July 2015, the […]

John Paul Ongeso | Corporate prosecutions in the African Court for human rights abuses?

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13 April 2015 – There is growing concern about allegations of serious human rights abuses by multinational corporations especially in developing countries. Multinational corporations have the capacity to impact rights extensively because of their immense political and economic power. The complex nature of corporate group structures effectively makes corporations impervious to regulatory mechanisms. Richly endowed with natural […]