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Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights$
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Ben Boer

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198736141

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736141.001.0001

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Benefit-sharing as a Bridge between the Environmental and Human Rights Accountability of Multinational Corporations

Benefit-sharing as a Bridge between the Environmental and Human Rights Accountability of Multinational Corporations

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(p.36) (p.37) 2 Benefit-sharing as a Bridge between the Environmental and Human Rights Accountability of Multinational Corporations
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Environmental Law Dimensions of Human Rights
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Elisa Morgera

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198736141.003.0003

This chapter analyses the tight linkages between human rights and environmental degradation due to substandard corporate conduct. It then proceeds to outline the development of international standards on corporate responsibility and accountability in relation to environmental protection, highlighting the significant level of detail and convergence of international standards for corporate environmental accountability. Against this background, the chapter systematically examines instances in which conceptual and normative developments under international environmental law, and in particular under the Convention on Biological Diversity, have contributed to developing international standards on corporate responsibility to respect human rights. The chapter furthers the understanding of the key concept of benefit-sharing, teasing out its inter-state and intra-state implications, as well as its current and potential applications to private companies. It concludes with some future perspectives on the role of benefit-sharing in the context of the green economy vis-à-vis the environmental and human rights dimensions of corporate accountability

Keywords:   environmental and human rights, benefit-sharing, accountability, multinational corporations, green economy, business, environment, and human rights

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