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From International Law to National Law: The opportunities and limits of contractual CSR supply chain governance

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaw and Responsible Supply Chain Management
Subtitle of host publicationContract and Tort – Interplay and Overlap
EditorsVibe Ulfbeck, Andrea Horowitz, Katerina Mitkidis
ISBN (Electronic)9780429461231
ISBN (Print)9781138618404
Publication statusPublished - 16 Jan 2019

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Corporate Law


Using a variety of methods, transnational corporations with global supply chains regularly incorporate a supplier code of conduct into their relations with suppliers, including through their supply contracts. These codes stipulate corporate social responsibility (CSR) obligations and often refer to hard and soft international law instruments such as International Labour Organization conventions and the UN Global Compact. This chapter contributes to the existing literature on the use of CSR in supply chain contracts by focusing on the use of international law standards, which is an issue that has, so far, only played a minor role in the academic literature.

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  • corporate social responsibility, supply chain management, modern slavery, human rights, contract law, UN Guiding Principles

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