Stiglitz: "Human Rights Supersede Profit" - Legal systems must stand in for lacking corporate conscience

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Author: Joseph Stiglitz, Le Journal D'Economie [Sénégal]

...les multinationales n'ont pas de conscience hormis la conscience de ceux qui les dirigent, et comme les récents scandales de l'Amérique l'ont montré, la conscience passe souvent au second plan par rapports aux profits...il faut espérer que les systèmes judiciaires de l'occident proposeront un recours autre...[fait référence à BP, pour sa décision de rendre public le montant de ses paiements au gouvernement d'Angola]

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11 November 2003

Human Rights Supersede Profit

Author: Joseph Stiglitz, Business Day [So. Africa]

...corporations don't have a conscience; it is only the conscience of those who run the corporation, and as recent US corporate scandals have made all too clear, conscience often takes a back seat to profit...it is to be hoped the west's legal systems will provide an alternative recourse...[refers to BP's attempt to disclose its payments to the Angolan government]

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