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Lecture: The Changing Place of the Corporation in International Law: From the UN Commission on Transnational Corporations to ‘Business and Human Rights’

  • Sundhya Pahuja
Wednesday 26 October 2016
Leiden University, Campus The Hague
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA The Hague
13.44 Bezuidenhout

Sundhya Pahuja's talk will aim to introduce the lineaments of a historically contextualised account of the UN ‘Global Compact’ and the associated turn to ‘Business and Human Rights’, the now dominant way of approaching the relationship between multinational corporations and international institutions.

It will do this by tracing the attempt in 1974, by the ‘Group of 77’ developing states, to assert international legal control over trans or multi-national corporations through the establishment of the Commission on Transnational Corporations, and the transformation of that attempt into the UN Global Compact.

Attendance is free of charge, but prior registration is necessary by sending an email to the Managing Editor of LJIL.

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