Evaluating redress mechanisms governing the human rights practices of transnational business: lessons for institutional design and operation.

  • Marshall, Shelley, (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Connor, Timothy (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Haines, Fiona (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Macdonald, Kate (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Leader, Sheldon (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Description

This project addresses the urgent need to provide vulnerable workers and communities with more effective means of defending their human rights when these are violated by businesses from countries such as Australia. We will develop a regulatory reform model that explains how the various functions and powers of contrasting 'redress' mechanisms affect the strength of regulatory systems and promote long term change in business behaviour. The team's multidisciplinary expertise is supported by NGO partners with close ties to stakeholders in India and Indonesia. This will enable the team to access reliable field data on the operation of existing regulatory systems, and support implementation of project findings about needed reforms.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/01/1131/12/13

Funding

  • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD22,140.00
  • Action Aid Australia: AUD6,190.00