pt. 1. Multinational enterprises and human rights : the international legal framework -- pt. 2. MNEs and human rights in the European Union -- pt. 3. MNEs and human rights in the external relations of the European Union -- pt. 4. General conclusions.
This well-researched book examines how the European Union could do more to ensure that EU-based multinational enterprises (MNEs) respect human rights when operating in third world countries. Alexandra Gatto identifies the primary obligations of MNEs as developed by international law, and investigates how the EU has promoted the respect of human rights obligations by the MNEs to date.