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Företag och ansvaret för de mänskliga rättigheterna : en jämförande studie mellan Corporate Social Responsibility och mänskliga rättighetsnormer

Ronnås, Hanna LU (2011) MRSG20 20101
Human Rights Studies
Abstract
This essay explores to what extent enterprises can be held responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights. To this end two lines of analysis have been used. First the essay compares the language used in three key documents on corporate social responsibilities with the language in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the two International Covenants on Human Rights (1966). The purpose is to trace the influence of human rights doctrine in how corporate social responsibility has been formulated. The second analysis deals with human rights norms themselves and to what extent it adresses non-state actors such as enterprises as “duty-bearers”. In particular it looks at article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human... (More)
This essay explores to what extent enterprises can be held responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights. To this end two lines of analysis have been used. First the essay compares the language used in three key documents on corporate social responsibilities with the language in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the two International Covenants on Human Rights (1966). The purpose is to trace the influence of human rights doctrine in how corporate social responsibility has been formulated. The second analysis deals with human rights norms themselves and to what extent it adresses non-state actors such as enterprises as “duty-bearers”. In particular it looks at article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a basis to make a claim on the responsibility of enterprises in promoting human rights. Finally the essay makes references to different dimensions of responsibility as a concept and discusses the limits and potentials for the role of enterprises in the defense of human rights. (Less)
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author
Ronnås, Hanna LU
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organization
course
MRSG20 20101
year
type
L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
subject
keywords
ILO, responsibility, duty-bearers, non-state actors, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, enterprises, Business, Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsiblity, Global Compact, OECD
language
Swedish
id
1970969
date added to LUP
2012-05-29 16:02:42
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2014-09-04 08:27:53
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  abstract     = {This essay explores to what extent enterprises can be held responsible for the protection and promotion of human rights. To this end two lines of analysis have been used. First the essay compares the language used in three key documents on corporate social responsibilities with the language in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the two International Covenants on Human Rights (1966). The purpose is to trace the influence of human rights doctrine in how corporate social responsibility has been formulated. The second analysis deals with human rights norms themselves and to what extent it adresses non-state actors such as enterprises as “duty-bearers”. In particular it looks at article 29 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a basis to make a claim on the responsibility of enterprises in promoting human rights. Finally the essay makes references to different dimensions of responsibility as a concept and discusses the limits and potentials for the role of enterprises in the defense of human rights.},
  author       = {Ronnås, Hanna},
  keyword      = {ILO,responsibility,duty-bearers,non-state actors,Universal Declaration of Human Rights,enterprises,Business,Human Rights,Corporate Social Responsiblity,Global Compact,OECD},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Företag och ansvaret för de mänskliga rättigheterna : en jämförande studie mellan Corporate Social Responsibility och mänskliga rättighetsnormer},
  year         = {2011},
}