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[DOC] From Talk to Walk: The Emergence of Human Rights Responsibilities for Corporations at International Law

...there are abundant reasons why the legal regulation of [transnational corporations'] activities at all levels of impact is sought, ought to be sought, and is sometimes achieved. This article is concerned with developing the arguments for, and designing the architecture of, such regulation with respect to the human rights obligations of corporations at the level of international law. [circulated to staff of Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR); not formally submitted to OHCHR's 2004 consultation on business & human rights] [includes brief references to adidas, BHP Billiton, BP, ChevronTexaco, Coca-Cola, Deutsche Bank, Gap, Levi Strauss, Nike, Phillips-Van Heusen, Reebok, Rio Tinto, Shell, Unocal]