Global justice, state duties : the extraterritorial scope of economic, social, and cultural rights in international law
Title: Global justice, state duties : the extraterritorial scope of economic, social, and cultural rights in international law
Citation: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013
The rise of globalization and the persistence of global poverty are straining the territorial paradigm of human rights. This book asks if states possess extraterritorial obligations under existing international human rights law to respect and ensure economic, social and cultural rights and how far those duties extend. Taking a departure point in theory and practice, the book is the first of its kind to analyze the principal cross-cutting legal issues at stake: the legal status of obligations, jurisdiction, causation, division of responsibility, and remedies and accountability. The book focuses specifically on the role of states but also addresses their duties to regulate powerful nonstate actors. The authors demonstrate that many key issues have been resolved or clarified in international law while others remain controversial or await the development of further practice, particularly the scope of jurisdiction and the quantitative dimension of extraterritorial obligations to fulfil.
Table of Contents:
-- Introduction : an emerging field / Malcolm Langford, Wouter Vandenhole, Martin Scheinin and Willem van Genugten -- On terminology : extraterritorial obligation / Mark Gibney -- Extraterritorial duties in international law / Malcolm Langford, Fons Coomans and Felipe Gómex Isa -- International financial institutions, transnational corporations and duties of states / Smita Narula -- Extraterritorial human rights and the concept of 'jurisdiction' / Maarten den Heijer and Rick Lawson -- Jurisdiction : towards a reasonableness test / Cedric Ryngaert -- Just another word? : jurisdiction in the roadmaps of state responsibility and human rights / Martin Scheinin -- Causality and extraterritorial human rights obligations / Sigrun I. Skogly -- Deprivation, causation and the law of international cooperation / Margot E. Salomon -- Division of responsibility amongst states / Ashfaq Khalfan -- Extraterritorial human rights obligations and the North-South divide / Wouter Vandenhole and Wolfgang Benedek -- Remedies and reparation / Dinah Shelton -- Accountability mechanisms / Ashfaw Khalfan -- Moral theory, international law and global justice / Malcolm Langford and Mac Darrow