© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/138836409X12501577630821 European Journal of Migration and Law 11 (2009) 427–430 brill.nl/emil Book Review David Kinley (ed.) Human Rights and Corporations , Th e International Library of Essays on Rights, Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2009, pp. 548, ISBN: 075462742X, ISBN 13: 9780754627425. Why should readers of the European Journal of Migration and Law , focused pri- marily at the intersection between law and policy on migration, concern them- selves with a collection of essays on human rights and corporations? Although they are, on the face of it, very diﬀ erent ﬁ elds, they share some interesting com- mon ground. Corporations, like migrants, are dealt with at the blurred edges of the human right system. Human rights are built on the premise that the state takes responsi- bility to respect, protect and fulﬁ l human rights for all within its jurisdiction. However, globalisation has led to an explosion of traditional boundaries allowing for ﬂ ows of people, money and business across borders. Th is makes the task of establishing the direct line between the rights holder and the duty bearer all the more complicated. For example, if a particular state (host state to a
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