Call for Submission- Essex Human Rights Review
Special Issue on Business and Human Rights
Special Issue 2012
Business and Human Rights
The special issue will contribute to the discussion on responsibilities of businesses and states in light of the relationship between business and human rights. The EHRR welcomes articles and book reviews examining the relationship and responsibilities for its 2012 Special Issue.
Papers might reflect on
The impact of business activities on national, regional and international human rights issues, such as water privatization, activities of pharmaceutical companies or the resource curse.
State obligations to regulate and constrain business activities. Articles might assess the future application of the Guiding Principles submitted by UNSRSG John Ruggie in 2010.
The impact of investment treaties and/or contracts on human rights (e.g. stabilization clauses).
The legal structure of corporations and its potential impact on human rights (e.g. legal separation between parent companies and subsidiaries).
Privatization of public obligations of the welfare state (e.g. regarding housing, or security and policing services).
The roles of international organizations in addressing human rights violations resulting from business activities.
The rights and obligations of businesses, as assessed through cases at international and domestic courts (e.g. Financial Times v UK (ECtHR, 2010) or cases under the ATCA).
Human rights in the face of globalizing industry and growing interdependency between and among economic, social and environmental actors.
The potential of the UN Convention Against Corruption to affect the impact of business on human rights
Submissions must follow the EHRR Submission Guidelines and the EHRR Style Sheet, please click the link provided for each. The issue is expected to be published in the autumn of 2012.
For inquiries about or submissions to this Special Issue, please email the Executive Editor for Special Issues at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission of abstracts: 1st February 2012
The deadline for final submissions: 29th February 2012
Essex Human Rights Review
c/o Anne Slowgrove
Human Rights Centre
University of Essex
Essex CO4 3SQ
United Kingdom Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://www.ehrr.org
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