Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to argue that corporate social responsibilities of international business can be defined in terms of human rights responsibilities. Design/methodology/approach – The approach taken is to draw from international law to examine whether these responsibilities can be defined in a precise way. Findings – The paper finds that human rights responsibilities of business needs further refining. Research limitations/implications – Research needs to be conducted from a law perspective on defining concepts such as “complicity”, “spheres of influence” or “respecting” human rights. Practical implications – This paper calls upon international business and their stakeholders to use and pro‐actively manage their human rights responsibilities and further refine the existing managerial human rights tools. Originality/value – In exploring the human rights responsibilities of business, this paper contributes to an important crossroads of international law and management.
Managerial Law – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 6, 2007
Keywords: Human rights; Corporate social responsibility; International business
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