New book: "The Business and Human Rights Landscape - Moving Forward, Looking Back"
Author: Editors: Jena Martin, West Virginia University & Karen E. Bravo, Indiana Univ., Published on: 26 November 2015
The adoption of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights in 2011 marked a watershed moment, establishing the first global standards for preventing human rights abuses by business. In light of this paradigm shift, The Business and Human Rights Landscape offers the most comprehensive analysis to date of the current legal framework. It includes in-depth explorations of the UN Guiding Principles from both theoretical and practical standpoints, with case studies ranging from the Rana Plaza building collapse to Kenyan resource extraction. Bookending current analyses are historical accounts (discussing the colonial slave trade) and forward-looking perspectives (analyzing labor's role). Bringing together top scholars from across the globe, The Business and Human Rights Landscape represents essential reading for anyone interested in the past, present, or future of business and human rights.
[Contributors: Karen E. Bravo, Jena Martin, Erika R. George, James J. Friedberg, Atabongawung Tamo, Alexandra Popova, George G. Brenkert, Patricia Illingworth, Jernej Letnar Černič, Marcia L. Narine, Larry Catá Backer, Nabih Haddad, Tomonori Teraoka, Keren Wang, Astrid Sanders, Jonathan Drimmer, Lisa J. Laplante, Michael Addo, Justine Nolan, Blair E. Kanis, Meredith R. Miller, Ashton S. Phillips, Humberto Cantú Rivera, Nyakundi M. Michieka, Dustin Blankenship]