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dc.contributor.authorMatach, Maria Fernanda
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-03T23:14:50Z
dc.date.available2014-03-03T23:14:50Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.othermatach_maria_f_200505_llm
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/matach_maria_f_200505_llm
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/22445
dc.description.abstractToday no regulation adequately makes multinational enterprises (MNEs) comply with minimum human rights, labor, and environmental standards. Although there are many international initiatives and corporate codes, they lack enforcement mechanisms sufficient to ensure compliance. Further, individuals attempting to litigate claims against MNEs have to overcome many obstacles, such as piercing the corporate veil and forum non conveniens dismissals. A positive change will occur if developing countries jointly set minimum standards and focus on implementation and enforcement. It is also recommended that the international community support this process by exerting pressure on a country or MNE that is not complying with the minimum standards. Finally, it is very important to make litigation against MNEs an available remedy for individuals by providing adequate forums, I revising corporate law to prevent the evasion of responsibility by assertion of the separate entities principle, and applying a more sensitive forum non conveniens doctrine.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectmultinational enterprises
dc.subjectcodes of conduct
dc.subjecthuman rights
dc.subjectlabor standards
dc.subjectenvironmental standards
dc.subjectbribery
dc.subjectlitigation against multinational
dc.subjectcorporate veil
dc.subjectforum non conveniens
dc.titleGovernance and responsibility of multinational enterprises
dc.title.alternativethe use of codes of conduct and litigation to change multinational enterprises' behavior
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeLLM
dc.description.departmentLaw
dc.description.majorLaw
dc.description.advisorGabriel M. Wilner
dc.description.advisorCharles R. T. O'Kelley
dc.description.committeeGabriel M. Wilner
dc.description.committeeCharles R. T. O'Kelley


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