BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: AN EMPIRICAL STUDY WITH PORTUGUESE AND TURKISH CONSUMERS

CEDIS Working Paper VARIA n.º 2 dezembro 2018

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Author: Ayse Elif Yildirim

Research Group: Burcu Filiz; Irem Sanli; Deniz Yazgan; Cemre Dilara Altun; Filipe Jones Mourão; Gabriela Ferreira Dutra

 

ABSTRACT

With the effects of globalization corporations started to become very important actors in global economy and consequently, politics. They have created jobs and contributed to the economies of host states, however negative side effects have also occurred. After many years of discussions and attempts on drafting regulations on “how to tame corporations” the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (“UNGPs”) was accepted in 2011 by the UN Human Rights Council unanimously. Principle 11 of the UNGPs states that the foundation of the Guiding Principles is the “social expectation” of societies, which could be claimed to be a rather vague and perhaps improper term for legal scholarship. This empirical research aims to bring the discussion of social expectations to Portugal and Turkey.

 

KEYWORDS

International Law-making, Business and Human Rights, UNGPs, Soft-Law, Comparative Analysis

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