Business and Human Rights

 Protests against POSCO in Odisha province, India, where entire communities are threatened with destruction in the name of development said to serve the greater good.

Protests against POSCO in Odisha province, India, where entire communities are threatened with destruction in the name of development said to serve the greater good.

Business enterprises have the responsibility to respect human rights wherever they operate and whatever their size or industry. This responsibility means companies must know their actual or potential impacts, prevent and mitigate abuses, and address adverse impacts with which they are involved.

My research focuses on how business and human rights due diligence can occur in supply chains and how communities can access remedy when their human rights are breached by business. 

See corporateaccountabilityresearch.net for my research in this area.

See also my blog posts under the keyword 'Business and Human Rights.'

 
 
 
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Publications

Books

Macdonald, K. & Marshall, S. (eds.), Fair Trade, Corporate Accountability and Beyond: Experiments in Globalizing Justice, Farnham: Ashgate, 2010, 406 pp.

 

Journal articles (refereed)

Jones, M., Marshall, S. and Mitchell, R., 'Corporate Social Responsibility and the Management of Labour in Two Australian Mining Industry Companies' (2007) 15 Corporate Governance: An International Review 57-67 (ERA Rank: A, Law).

 

book chapters

Macdonald, K. & Marshall, S., Transnational Business and the Politics of Social Risk: Re-embedding Transnational Supply Chains Through Private Governance, in Regulatory Transformations: Rethinking Economy - Society Interactions, Lange, B., Haines, F. & Thomas, D. (eds.), Hart Publishing, Oxford UK, 2016, pp. 105-127.

Balaton-Chrimes, S., Macdonald, K. & Marshall, S., ‘Demanding Rights in Company-Community Resource Extraction Conflicts: Examining the Cases of POSCO and Vedanta in Odisha, India’, in Demanding Justice in the Global South, Singh, N., et al. (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

Macdonald, K. & Marshall, S., ‘Experiments in Globalizing Justice: Emergent Lessons and Future Trajectories’, in Fair Trade, Corporate Accountability and Beyond: Experiments in Globalizing Justice, Macdonald, K. & Marshall, S. (eds.), Ashgate, 2010, pp. 265-386 (11459 words).
 

monographs/research reports/other

Marshall, S., Balaton-Chrimes, S. & Pidani, O., Access to Justice for Communities Affected by the PT Weda Bay Nickel Mine Interim Report, Non Judicial Human Rights Mechanisms Project, October 2013, http://www.buseco.monash.edu.au/blt/research/weda-bay-public-report-oct2013.pdf, 85pp.