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Hello! My name is Oliver Johnson, I am a final year student at the University of Brighton studying Law with Business.

I'm studying Human Rights and Business this year, and being from the UK it has allowed me to develop my knowledge and insight into countries that are less fortunate than us, where big corporations take advantage and sacrifice people's human rights for profit. 

 

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How multinational companies keep avoiding the threat of regulation

How multinational companies keep avoiding the threat of regulation

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Oil for lives? When governments help bad corporations

Oil for lives? When governments help bad corporations

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Multinational corporations and human rights violations: Call for rebuilding the laws of twenty-first century (2013)

Multinational corporations and human rights violations: Call for rebuilding the laws of twenty-first century (2013)

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“Human Rights”, Foreign Policy (Mar/Apr 2004) Issue 141

“Human Rights”, Foreign Policy (Mar/Apr 2004) Issue 141

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Corporate accountability and gutting the US Alien Tort Statute

Corporate accountability and gutting the US Alien Tort Statute

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Myanmar garment industry gets ‘Code of Conduct’

Myanmar garment industry gets ‘Code of Conduct’

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Doors closing on judicial remedies for corporate human rights abuses

Doors closing on judicial remedies for corporate human rights abuses

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Settlement Involving Niger Delta Fishermen Leaves Shell More Exposed Than Ever

Settlement Involving Niger Delta Fishermen Leaves Shell More Exposed Than Ever

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Businesses have a role promoting peace in conflict zones

Businesses have a role promoting peace in conflict zones

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Kenya: Camac Energy stops oil exploration in forested area after locals protest

Kenya: Camac Energy stops oil exploration in forested area after locals protest

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Qatar’s response to abuse of migrants on World Cup 2022 is ‘woeful’ says Amnesty International

Qatar’s response to abuse of migrants on World Cup 2022 is ‘woeful’ says Amnesty International

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Gold Rush: Striking inequality in rural Tanzania

Gold Rush: Striking inequality in rural Tanzania

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BP faces High Court trial for environmental damage in Colombia

BP faces High Court trial for environmental damage in Colombia

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Are corporations held accountable for their human rights violations?

"Are corporations held accountable for their human rights violations?" This question has been the foundation for the construction of my portfolio. It has developed my understanding of human rights and business, and has allowed me to finally answer the question.

It seems in today’s society that many human rights violations are brought within the public eye, however no one is held accountable for them. Multinational corporations have a lot of power and often take advantage of less fortunate countries, and seem to believe that they can act without being held accountable for their actions. This question builds on this issue, as it investigates whether corporations are held accountable for their human rights violations or if they avoid accountability and people continue to suffer at their hands with no consequences. 

“1. Yes” argues that corporations are held accountable for their human rights violations, and gives cases where this occurred.

“2. No” disagrees with the first page and argues that corporations are not held accountable for their actions. It discusses the legal structure of human rights litigation concerning multinational corporations and provides cases where corporations avoid accountability.

“3. Joining the Movement” discusses cases where corporations are actually making a positive effort to promote and respect human rights.

“4. Is it time for change?” discusses the litigation that concerning human rights and business. Most multinational corporations who commit human rights violation do not commit the crime in their home-state; therefore this involves international law which is difficult and controversial area. This page is discussing whether changes should be made to the international law, and if so what changes.

“5. Conclusion” concludes the overall question. It gives the arguments from both sides and any recommendations to solve the issue. 

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Oliver Johnson's portfolios

1. Yes

1. Yes

This page includes the portfolio's journal entries that show that corporations are held accountab...
2. No

2. No

This page includes the portfolio's journal entries that show that corporations are not held accou...
3. Joining the Movement

3. Joining the Movement

These journal entries are different to the previous entries because it doesn't answer the questio...
4. Is it time for change?

4. Is it time for change?

This page looks at the journal entries that discuss human rights as a whole. They discuss the glo...
5. Conclusion

5. Conclusion

This page concludes on the overall question. 
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