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The Role of Corporate Responsibility in Transitioning Countries. A Case Study on Workplace Inequality in Myanmar.

Zurabishvili, Salome LU (2015) JAMM06 20151
Department of Law
Abstract
The present paper examines contributions of corporate responsibility to respect human
rights —outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human
Rights— to eradication of the problem of workplace discrimination in Myanmar, a
developing country in Southeast Asia undergoing a transition from an authoritative
military rule to a civil democratic government.
Based on the analysis of the national regulatory framework, the international human
rights instruments, the business, political and social environment in Myanmar, the
human rights record and the evidence derived from an empirical study into workplace
discrimination, the thesis examines whether the corporate responsibility to respect
human rights may be an... (More)
The present paper examines contributions of corporate responsibility to respect human
rights —outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human
Rights— to eradication of the problem of workplace discrimination in Myanmar, a
developing country in Southeast Asia undergoing a transition from an authoritative
military rule to a civil democratic government.
Based on the analysis of the national regulatory framework, the international human
rights instruments, the business, political and social environment in Myanmar, the
human rights record and the evidence derived from an empirical study into workplace
discrimination, the thesis examines whether the corporate responsibility to respect
human rights may be an effective way to tackle workplace inequalities in the country,
and whether it can contribute to the development in Myanmar. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The present paper examines contributions of corporate responsibility to respect human
rights —outlined in the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human
Rights— to eradication of the problem of workplace discrimination in Myanmar, a
developing country in Southeast Asia undergoing a transition from an authoritative
military rule to a civil democratic government.
Based on the analysis of the national regulatory framework, the international human
rights instruments, the business, political and social environment in Myanmar, the
human rights record and the evidence derived from an empirical study into workplace
discrimination, the thesis examines whether the corporate responsibility to respect
human rights may be an effective way to tackle workplace inequalities in the country,
and whether it can contribute to the development in Myanmar.},
  author       = {Zurabishvili, Salome},
  keyword      = {Myanmar.,Countries in Transition,Sustainable development,Socio-economic development,Workplace equality,Non-discrimination,Equality,Labour rights,Human rights,Responsible business conduct,United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights,Corporate responsibility to respect human rights,Corporate social responsibility},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {The Role of Corporate Responsibility in Transitioning Countries. A Case Study on Workplace Inequality in Myanmar.},
  year         = {2015},
}