Corporate human rights abuses: what role for the national human rights institutions?

Surya Deva*

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Violation of human rights by non-state actors such as corporations has attracted significant attention in recent years. The Asia-Pacific region is no exception to this. Reported incidents of corporate involvement in human rights abuses have ranged from internet censorship in China to the employment of child/forced labour in the construction of oil pipelines in Myanmar, environmental pollution of Ok Tedi River in Papua New Guinea, exposure of workers to asbestos-related health risks in Australia and sweatshops in Asia generally.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman rights in the Asia-Pacific region
Subtitle of host publicationtowards institution building
EditorsHitoshi Nasu, Ben Saul
Place of PublicationLondon ; New York
PublisherRoutledge, Taylor and Francis Group
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780203815724
ISBN (Print)9780415602549
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Human Rights Law


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