Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Rights Law in Africa

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Abstract

This article investigates corporate social responsibility and its importance for human rights law. It outlines the international trend of multinational corporations to conform to human rights and other international law standards set by the international community. Corporations, especially multinationals, are increasingly responsible for human rights on the African continent. The author stresses that, while multinational corporations must accept responsibility for their increased power and privilege in international law, the prime responsibility remains that of the state to protect and fulfil human rights.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-265
JournalAfrican Human Rights Law Journal
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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