Human Rights Networks

Human rights have long been closely linked with the economic and political liberalism characteristic of Western industrial market societies and enshrined in both international law and many Western states’ constitutions. Human rights networks refer to the interlinked activities of advocacy organizations, civil society groups, academics, and others who are bound together by a shared belief in advocating for human rights and exchange information and services to advance the human rights agenda. Human rights networks often have an impact on economic activities through promoting corporate social responsibility (CSR), shareholder activism, and the right of victims to remedies in the face of violations by states, individuals, and business enterprises. Human rights concerns can arise in relation to many types of economic activity and touch issues such as ...

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