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Internationella människorättsförpliktelser för företag: En utmaning i ett statscentrerat system
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

International law has remained silent on corporate accountability for human rights violations. Human rights law is based on the assumption of the state as the primary actor of human rights abuses. However, this is increasingly being put into question. This thesis therefore attempts to give a theoretical basis as to whether corporations fit into the traditionally state centric framework of human rights. Consequently, the thesis considers whether international law provides a legal basis for imposing direct obligations on corporations and also tries to define the scope of these potential duties. The aim of the thesis is achieved by using the policy-oriented perspective of “New Haven School” as well as the terminology of rights and duties most commonly used to describe human rights obligations. It is suggested that corporations may be included in the framework of human rights as direct bearers of particular duties as long as these are clearly defined. This in turn requires that international law responds to the needs of current circumstances and requires that it will be adapted accordingly.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 71 p.
Keyword [sv]
företag, folkrätt, skyldigheter, mänskliga rättigheter, människorättsförpliktelser, New Haven School
National Category
Law and Society
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-254552OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-254552DiVA: diva2:818753
Subject / course
Human Rights
Educational program
Master Programme in Human Rights
Available from: 2015-06-09 Created: 2015-06-09 Last updated: 2015-06-09Bibliographically approved

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