Corporate human rights violations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories : is there any recourse ?
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Georgetown journal of international law, Vol. 47, 2016, p. 793-832
This Note explores the available remedies against corporate violations of human rights within the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). It considers the difficulty of recourse against corporate actors at the international level and the domestic level in the United States. It concludes with analyzing soft-law codes-namely, the U.N. "Protect, Respect and Remedy "Framework on Business and Human Rights, U.N. Global Compact, OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and ILO Tripartite Declaration of Principles concerning Multinational Enterprises and Social Policy. The hope for victims of human rights violations in the OPT is to use these soft-law principles to pressure implicated corporations to respect human rights, and to advocate for the development of binding codes of direct corporate responsibilities.
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