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Corporate Environmental Accountability in International Law

Elisa Morgera


This book explores the evolving role of international law in directing and controlling the conduct of business enterprises, in particular multinational corporations, with respect to the protection of the environment, the sustainable use of natural resources, and the respect of inter-related human rights. It assesses the progress and continuing limitations in the identification of international standards of corporate environmental accountability and responsibility, and their implementation by international organizations. This assessment indicates the extent to which the international community ... More

Keywords: business, environment, human rights, international law, corporate responsibility, corporate accountability, sustainable development, natural resources, indigenous peoples

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198738046
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198738046.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elisa Morgera, author
Professor of Global Environmental Law and Co-Director of the Strathclyde Centre for Environmental Law and Governance, University of Strathclyde