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.
Publication in November 2022
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
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)
1 December 2022 (12h15-14h) Université Libre de Bruxelles
Aleydis Nissen is a researcher at the Free University of Brussels and Leiden Law School. Previously, she was a researcher at Cardiff University and Vlerick Business School and a visiting researcher at the University of Nairobi, Seoul National University and the University of Oxford. Earlier this year, she contributed to a report that was commissioned by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. Read more on her webpage.