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Corporate Accountability
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Corporate Accountability

The Role and Impact of Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms

9781786431929 Edward Elgar Publishing
Karin Lukas, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Barbara Linder, Austrian Development Bank, Astrid Kutrzeba, Kpunkt Training GmbH and Claudia Sprenger, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Austria
Publication Date: 2016 ISBN: 978 1 78643 192 9 Extent: 432 pp
Whilst many of us would agree that human rights are more important than corporate profits, the reality is often different; such realities as child labour and environmental destruction caused by corporate activities make this patently clear. Recognising that balancing human rights and business interests can be problematic, Corporate Accountability considers the limits of existing complaint mechanisms and examines non-judicial alternatives for conflict resolution.

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Whilst many of us would agree that human rights are more important than corporate profits, the reality is often different; such realities as child labour and environmental destruction caused by corporate activities make this patently clear. Recognising that balancing human rights and business interests can be problematic, Corporate Accountability considers the limits of existing complaint mechanisms and examines non-judicial alternatives for conflict resolution.

The innovative approach herein compiles both long-standing international expertise and findings based on 25 key interviews from experts and victims. In contrast to the current literature, which tends to provide details on the functioning of the mechanisms, this book delves further to examine the strengths and weaknesses of each mechanism and provides criteria of excellence for non-judicial grievance mechanisms. In doing so, it provides a reality-check for corporate accountability worldwide.

Novel and thought provoking, Corporate Accountability will be a captivating read for academics as well as companies interested in human rights and corporate social responsibility. It will also prove of interest to related state institutions such as development agencies and other relevant ministries such as chambers of commerce, trade unions, NGOs and civil society organisations.
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‘The book will be very useful for lawyers, academics, companies and for those who have an interest in business and human rights.’
– Manoj Kumar Sinha, Business and Human Rights Journal
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Contents: PART I: Introduction 1. Introduction and methodology PART II: Grievance Mechanisms 2. International Mechanisms 3. Multi-stakeholder Mechanisms 4. Company Mechanisms PART III: Conclusions 5. Conclusions and criteria of excellencyBibliography Appendices Index

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