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Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors

Andrew Clapham


The threats to human rights posed by non-state actors are of increasing concern. Multinational corporations, armed oppositions groups, and the activities of international organizations such as the United Nations, NATO, and the European Union are increasingly examined with recourse to a human rights lens. This book presents an approach to human rights that goes beyond the traditional focus on states and outlines the human rights obligations of non-state actors and addresses some of the ways in which they can be held legally accountable in various jurisdictions. The political debate concerning t ... More

Keywords: non-state actors, human rights, international law, armed groups

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199288465
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288465.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Clapham, author
Professor of Public International Law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
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