Sidelining corporate human rights violations: The failure of the OECD’s regulatory consensus



Khoury, Stefanie ORCID: 0000-0002-0029-9802 and Whyte, David ORCID: 0000-0002-9732-7944
(2019) Sidelining corporate human rights violations: The failure of the OECD’s regulatory consensus. Journal of Human Rights, 18 (4). 363 - 381.

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Abstract

This article critically assesses the effectiveness of the OECD mechanism for regulating human rights violations by private corporations. It presents a recategorization of the outcomes of OECD cases as a basis for analyzing—both quantitatively and qualitatively—precisely how such cases are resolved in practice. In doing so, the article critically evaluates two key claims made by proponents of the process: first, that the OECD mechanism is capable of encouraging mutually agreed upon, consensual outcomes; and, second, that the process has been enhanced following its 2011 revision. The article concludes by reflecting on the significance of the findings set out herein to the development of a new treaty on business and human rights that is currently under way in the UN Human Rights Council.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2020 10:12
Last Modified: 12 May 2021 22:10
DOI: 10.1080/14754835.2019.1629890
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3100672

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