Project

The state's obligation to protect economic and social rights against violations by transnational corporations: health litigation in a context of resource extraction.

Duration
01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Law
    • Other law and legal studies
Keywords
The obligation to protect sustainable development Economic, social and cultural rights Business and human rights
 
Project description

Transnational corporations (TNCs) are in principle not directly bound by human rights norms, but states are obliged to protect the rights of their citizens against violations by TNCs. However, as developing countries want to maintain an attractive investment climate, they do not appropriately regulate the activities of TNCs. The project analyzes whether the obligation to protect can be enforced through litigation.