new book: "Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law"

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1 January 2009

Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Author: Elisa Morgera, Legal Officer for the Development Law Service at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), pub. Oxford University Press

What is the current and future role of international environmental law in directing and controlling the conduct of business enterprises, particularly multinational corporations? This book responds to this question by identifying corporate accountability standards and discussing their implementation by international organizations.

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1 January 2009

[PDF] Corporate Accountability in International Environmental Law

Author: Elisa Morgera, pub. Oxford University Press

The progressive integration, or attempted integration, of the private sector in the implementation of IEL [Intl. Environmental Law] through the concept of corporate accountability has come to represent one of the aspects of the continuous and constant process of evolution of international law in general, and of IEL in particular. [Refers to cases involving: Murphy Ores, Cambior, Union Carbide (now part of Dow), Texaco, Amion Metals, Freeport-McMoRan, Unocal (now part of Chevron), Southern Peru Copper, Rio Tinto, Royal Dutch Shell, Botnica, Ence, Compañía del Desarrollo de Santa Elena, Metalclad (part of Entrx)]

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