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Corporate Voluntarism and Human Rights: The Adequacy and Effectiveness of Voluntary Self-Regulation Regimes

Author: Penelope Simons, School of Social Sciences and Law, Oxford Brookes University, UK, in Relations industrielles: Équité, efficience, éthique ? La régulation sociale de l'entreprise mondialisée, Published on: 21 December 2003

This article reviews and assesses the language, human rights content and compliance mechanisms of the voluntary policies and/or codes developed by a number of corporations, industry groups, intergovernmental organizations and multistakeholder initiatives, as well as associated corporate practices. The analysis shows that these voluntary regimes are flawed and inadequate, and therefore unable to ensure that TNCs are not complicit in human rights violations in their extra-territorial activities... This paper will review and assess the voluntary self-regulatory instruments and practices of Talisman Energy, Premier Oil, BP and Shell. [also refers to Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, Unocal, Ivanhoe Mines, First Quantum Mining, PricewaterhouseCoopers, KPMG, Ernst & Young]

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Related companies: BP EY (Ernst & Young) First Quantum Minerals Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company (GNPOC) Ivanhoe Mines (now Turquoise Hill Resources) KPMG Premier Oil PricewaterhouseCoopers Shell Talisman (part of Repsol) Unocal (part of Chevron)