Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors
Title: Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors
Author: CLAPHAM, Andrew
Citation: Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2006, Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law, XV/1
Series/Number: Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law; [AEL]
The threats to human rights posed by non-state actors are of increasing concern. Human rights activists increasingly address the activity of multinational corporations, the policies of international organizations such as the World Bank and the World trade Organisation, and international crimes committed by entities such as armed opposition groups and terrorists. This book presents an approach to human rights that goes beyond the traditional focus on states and outlines the human rights obligations of non-state actors. It also addresses some of the ways in which these entities can be held legally accountable for their actions in various jurisdictions.
Table of Contents:
-- Old objections and new approaches -- Thinking responsibly about the subject of subjects -- Characteristics of international human rights law -- The United Nations -- The World Trade Organization and the European Union -- Corporations and human rights -- Non-state actors in times of armed conflict -- Selected UN human rights treaties -- Regional human rights bodies -- National legal orders -- Dignity and democracy -- Complexity, complicity, and complementarity