The key aim of this one-day seminar is to examine the scope for a stronger international framework for corporate compliance with agreed norms and standards. In a rapidly-globalising world where transnational companies are of increasing (and often) dominant significance, it is questionable whether existing approaches to encouraging compliance by such actors with internationally agreed norms and standards (such as national legislation and international conventions based on essentially voluntary codes of good practice) are adequate. On the other hand, moving beyond such approaches to a more constraining international legal framework raises many questions about content, coverage and feasibility. This is what the seminar will address.

By invitation only.

Sponsor
Arts and Humanities Research Council