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A Look at Corporate Code of Conduct Legislation

McBeth, Adam 2004, A Look at Corporate Code of Conduct Legislation, Common law world review, vol. 33, no. 3, pp. 222-254, doi: 10.1350/clwr.33.3.222.36497.

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Title A Look at Corporate Code of Conduct Legislation
Author(s) McBeth, Adam
Journal name Common law world review
Volume number 33
Issue number 3
Start page 222
End page 254
Publisher Vathek Publishing
Place of publication Isle of Man, U. K.
Publication date 2004
ISSN 1473-7795
1740-5556
Keyword(s) International business enterprises
work ethic
work -- Sociological aspects
corporation law
bills, legislative
Summary Over recent years, there has been a growing perception among civil society in the developed world that multinational corporations are engaged in socially and environmentally exploitative practices that they would never get away with, or even attempt, in their home countries. Whether right or wrong, that perception and its political and economic ramifications have driven a global movement for more responsible corporate behavior. As part of that global movement, three common law jurisdictions—the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom—have seen legislation introduced to enforce standards of practice for multinational corporations based in those countries in respect of their overseas activities. None of those Bills has yet passed into law, but they are worthy of analysis as attempts to transform hitherto amorphous concepts like 'corporate social responsibility' into concrete legislation. This article compares and critically analyses the three Bills, making recommendations as to how they could be improved, with particular emphasis on the need to forge stronger links between the legislative provisions and international human rights law.
Language eng
DOI 10.1350/clwr.33.3.222.36497
Field of Research 180109 Corporations and Associations Law
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002634

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: Law
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