CREDITS 2.5 (LV) 3.75 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

The power of private actors increasingly grows in a globalised world. There are multinational corporations (MNC) whose budgets and influence by far exceed that of some of states. At the same time, the obligations under international law do not match the power acquired by MNCs since international law has developed on the basis of inter-state relations. Nevertheless, MNCs increasingly see advantages in conducting their business in a socially responsible way.

The course will examine the engagement of non-state actors, with a focus on MNCs, in respecting human rights. The context and motivations behind corporate social responsibility (CSR) will be explained.

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