Global Human Rights Law

Book Chapters

Pragmatism Without Principle?: How a Comprehensive Treaty on Business and Human Rights Ought to be Framed, Why It Can’t, and the Dangers of the Pragmatic Turn in Treaty Crafting

The calls for an international treaty to elaborate the human rights obligations of transnational corporations and other business enterprises have been rapidly growing, due to the failures of existing regulatory initiatives in holding powerful business actors accountable for human rights abuses. In response, Building a Treaty on Business and Human Rights explores the context and […] Read more

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International Responsibility: Essays in Law, History and Philosophy

Responsibility is a pivotal concept in law, but also in history and philosophy. Some argue that there can be no law without responsibility. However central the concept of responsibility is to legality, and maybe because it is that inescapable, it remains fraught with conceptual and normative difficulties. Responsibility is also a concept whose transfer from […] Read more

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Une possible histoire de la norme. Les normativités émergentes de la mondialisation (2e édition)

The normative architecture of contemporary Western societies is transformed by the combined action of the globalization of commercial and financial exchanges, the economic shift attributed to the modes of governance of the public administration, the globalization of risks and intensification of State interdependencies. Globalization is shaking up the state’s monopoly on the law by illustrating […] Read more

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Intimations of Global Law

A strain of law reaching beyond any bounded international or transnational remit to assert a global jurisdiction has recently acquired a new prominence. Intimations of Global Law detects this strain in structures of international law claiming a planetary scope independent of state consent, in new threads of global constitutional law, administrative law and human rights, […] Read more