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Corporate Complicity in Human Rights abuses in Latin America

Author: Marcelo Saguier, National Science and Technology Research Council (CONICET) and Latin American School of Social Sciences (FLACSO), Published on: 1 May 2012

The linkages between corporations and human rights have been addressed…mostly as a regulatory challenge...In addition to a responsible and accountable private sector, the promotion of human rights also requires the active role of the state…[The] agenda of corporate responsibility with human rights in Latin America is also shaped by international normative processes, such as the UN Secretary-General Special Representative’s…framework. This opened the discussion of what constitutes corporate complicity with human rights and how to differentiate between public and private responsibilities…However, the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises provide an instrument of accountability that has been used by claimants seeking to redress corporate abuses…[refers to Nidera, Nestlé, Drummond, Chiquita, DaimlerChrysler]

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Related companies: Chiquita Daimler DaimlerChrysler (now Daimler) Drummond Nestlé Nidera