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Article

1 Aug 2003

Author:
Elliot Schrage, Adjunct Senior Fellow in Business & Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations, in Harvard Business Review

[PDF] Emerging Threat: Human Rights Claims

...human rights claims should be a pressing concern to every global company. Activist U.S. courts are accepting more and more claims against multinational companies for their business practices in developing countries. The courts are increasingly willing to apply international human rights standards to corporate conduct...In the post-Enron environment, every global company's board of directors needs to oversee its assessment and management of these risks. [refers to lawsuits against Unocal, Talisman, Dole, Chiquita]

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