The Human Rights Responsibilities of Multinational Corporations

  • Kinley, David (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Davison, Mark (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Joseph, Sarah (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Schultz, Jennifer (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Muchlinski, Peter (Partner Investigator (PI))
  • Weissbrodt, David (Partner Investigator (PI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Human rights abuses are perpetrated by multinational corporations, yet they are subject to few laws protecting human rights. Given the global power of these bodies, it is imperative and inevitable that greater legal accountability mechanisms will be developed. Working with a consortium of major industry partners, this project will identify current legal obligations on corporations to protect human rights, their means of enforcement and investigate their likely future extension in Australia and internationally. Best practice models for corporate compliance with these laws will be constructed and all results will be widely disseminated and accessible in a variety of formats.
Effective start/end date1/01/0231/12/07


  • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$134,996.00
  • Harbour Energy Plc: A$90,000.00
  • Normandy Mining Limited: A$30,000.00
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