Human rights obligations for non-state actors : Where are we now ?
Doing peace the rights way : essays in international law and relations in honour of Louise Arbour
Cambridge [etc.] : Intersentia, 2019
The issue of the human rights obligations of non-state actors is more complex than the question of how far we have come along the road toward an ultimate consensus as to the existence of international responsibilities. Non-state actors do already have international human rights obligations and there are several routes by which they can already be held accountable. The extent of their obligations depends on what kind of non-state actor they are, the context in which they are operating, and any relevant promises made by them. In other words, the scope of their obligations depends on their capacity, contexts, and commitments.