Human Rights, Corporate Complicity and Disinvestment
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1. Introduction Gro Nystuen, Andreas Follesdal and Ola Mestad; 2. Disinvestment on the basis of corporate contribution to human rights violations - the case of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Gro Nystuen; 3. Laws, standards, or voluntary guidelines? Simon Chesterman; 4. Responsibility beyond the law? Christopher Kutz; 5. Attribution of responsibility of listed companies Ola Mestad; 6. Responsibility for human rights violations, acts or omissions, within the 'sphere of influence' of companies Urs Gasser; 7. Human rights investment filters - a defense Andreas Follesdal; 8. The moral responsibilities of shareholders - a conceptual map Helene Ingierd and Henrik Syse; 9. Sovereign-wealth funds and (un)ethical investment: using 'due diligence' to avoid contributing to human rights violations committed by companies in the investment portfolio Bruno Demeyere; 10. Corporations and criminal complicity Andrew Clapham.
This book examines companies' and investors' moral and legal complicity in human rights violations in the context of globalisation.