Aleydis Nissen's forthcoming book — in the field of business and human rights — focuses on private corporations that are based in developing and emerging countries. The book is original because it does not reduce such corporations to mere 'suppliers of' corporations in Western countries. Rather, the book studies corporations from developing and emerging countries in their own right, and as competitors of corporations based in the European Union. This book uncovers, in particular, which role the European Union and its Member States play in regulating (in laws and trade agreements) and remedying human rights violations by corporations from emerging and developing states.
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The book integrates international, European Union, French and Dutch law. It also contains two case studies. Thereto, the author carried out field work in the Kenyan floriculture and the South Korean electronics industries.
Chapter 1 Intro
Chapter 2 International law
Chapter 3 The European Union
Chapter 4 France
Chapter 5 The Netherlands
Chapter 6 Case study - Kenyan floriculture industry
Chapter 7 Case study - South Korean electronics industry
Chapter 8 Conclusion
See table of contents >
Awarded during the 80th online session of the Geneva based Institute de Droit International
Awarded the English language prize by the Strasbourg based Foundation that was founded by René Cassin in 1969
Awarded by the Scientific Council in Sounion
Interview Meet the book author - Journal of Law and Society Conversations
Excerpt After Jesner: The French Judiciary Takes Over - Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment
Excerpt The Netherlands Steps Up Efforts to Eliminate Child Labor - Columbia Journal of Transnational Law Bulletin
Picture essay In Kenia is de ene Rozenplantage de Andere niet. 'Klagen is Ontslag Vragen' - Knack magazine (in Dutch)
Excerpt Where is the Flower Power These Days? - Afronomicslaw
Picture The Unfolding Trials of Samsung's Leader - In the Long Run
Picture essay Meer dan 200 Samsung Arbeiders Ziek of Dood door Blootstelling aan Toxische Chemicaliën - Eos magazine (in Dutch)
15 November 2022 (16h30-18h) Vrije Universiteit Brussel and online (discussant: João Teixeira de Freitas; moderator: Kristin Henrard)
24 November 2022 (13h-14h) KULeuven and online
1 December 2022 Université Libre de Bruxelles
15 December 2022 Think thank European Centre for International Political Economy (only online)
19 December 2022 (15h30-17h) University of Amsterdam and online
20 December 2022 (12h30-14h)Ghent University
18 January 2023 (13h-14h) Leiden University, Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Room B0.35
February 2023 Geneva Graduate Institute
Aleydis Nissen is an FWO and F.R.S.-FNRS researcher at the Free Universities of Brussels and Leiden Law School. She studied at KULeuven and Cardiff University. She used to work at Vlerick Business School and was a visiting researcher at the University of Nairobi, Seoul National University and the University of Oxford. Read more on her webpage.