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The Human Rights of Companies: Exploring the Structure of ECHR Protection

Marius Emberland


This book studies the response of the European Court of Human Rights, the international court that supervises governmental compliance with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), to complaints submitted to it by companies and their shareholders. The protection of business vis-á-vis governmental regulation is hardly the main concern of international human rights law, yet it is not disputed that companies, and their owners, in principle enjoy protection under the ECHR. Such complaints are not unproblematic for the Court in Strasbourg, however. The book analyses the Court's reasoning in t ... More

Keywords: European Court of Human Rights, human rights, companies, shareholders, governmental regulation, treaty interpretation, case law, economic activity, rule of law, European Convention on Human Rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199289837
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289837.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Marius Emberland, author
Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo