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The international human rights law responsibilities of NGOs

Schimmel, Noam (2015) The international human rights law responsibilities of NGOs. Oxford Human Rights Hub Blog (20 Mar 2015). Website. (Submitted)

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The international human rights law (IHRL) system is predicated on the principle of state responsibility to respect, protect, and fulfill human rights. However, the desire to extend the applicability of IHRL beyond the state is beginning to gain nascent traction, as demonstrated by the UN’s efforts to create legally binding IHRL on corporations. Nonetheless, such endeavours continue to face an uphill battle of Sisyphean proportions because of the immense power and interests of corporate and state actors.

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Additional Information: © 2015 Oxford Human Rights Hub
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 11 May 2016 11:59
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 23:27

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