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21 Sep 2011

Chris Jochnick and Nina Rabaeus, in Suffolk Transnational Law Review, Symposium 2010, 33 / 413

[PDF] Business and Human Rights Revitalized: A New UN Framework Meets Texaco in the Amazon

This article describes the evolution of the business and human rights debate leading up to the Ruggie Framework and then takes the concrete case of Texaco in Ecuador – the impact of its operations and the struggle to hold the company accountable – to illustrate the emerging consensus around business and human rights and its implications...This “dry run” with the Framework is intended to highlight the utility of having a common baseline – even in its incipient state – to consider concrete cases of corporate human rights abuses, with an eye to the eventual development of global standards on business and human rights...