Multinational Corporations and Their Accountability under Human Right Frameworks

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By Momna Taufeeq

This article explores the relationship between multinational corporations and their human rights obligations. The matter that forms the crux of the discourse is not only of human rights obligations that such transnational corporate entities may have but, more importantly, that of accountability under a regulatory framework that caters to such duties. It sheds light on why human rights obligations ought to be imposed and if they are imposed then why the current regulatory structures are not enough to create an environment where multinational corporations safeguard human rights. Furthermore, it discusses the suitability of treaty frameworks as accountability mechanisms for multinational entities since in some jurisdictions domestic law may not be able to provide effective judicial relief.

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