- Dec 19 2022
- 15:30 - 17:00
The European Union, Emerging Global Business and Human Rights
SGEL lecture with Dr Aleydis Nissen
We’re delighted to welcome Aleydis Nissen to speak about her forthcoming book — in the field of business and human rights — and focuses on private corporations that are based in developing and emerging countries. The book uncovers, in particular, which role the European Union and its Member States play in regulating (in laws and trade agreements) and remedying human rights violations by corporations from emerging and developing states.
Emerging and developing states are home to powerful corporations capable of deploying economic activities worldwide through the rapid pace of technological change and globalisation. But such corporations have to date been largely overlooked in the field of business and human rights. Treatment of such corporations has typically been in the context of supply chain studies, as subsidiaries of corporations from economically developed Western states. This book takes a radically different approach. It aims to investigate the conditions under which the European Union and its Member States regulate and remedy human rights violations by corporations from emerging and developing states. Stemming from the hypothesis that the EU intends to play a central role, Aleydis Nissen explores how the EU and its Member States attempt to ensure that EU-based businesses are not undercut by emerging competition, drawing on global examples to illustrate this developing phenomenon.