human rights, economic development, non-ferrous metal industry, China, Zambia
The international human rights system is primarily based on the relationship between the state and its citizens. The overarching question is where the responsibility for human rights does and should lie in a world where the movement of human beings, goods, and capital are increasingly transnational in scope. The amount of responsibility that powerful actors like international corporations should have for protecting human rights is unclear. How this responsibility should be understood in relation to the responsibility of the state to protect its own people from human rights violations and also pursue strategies to hold international corporations accountable is also debated.
Pilon School of Business
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Original Publication Citation
Chama, B. (2010). Economic Development and the Cost of Human Rights: China Nonferrous Metal Industry in Zambia. Human Rights Brief, 17 (2), 2- 7.
Chama, Brian, "Economic Development at the Cost of Human Rights: China Nonferrous Metal Industry in Zambia" (2010). Publications and Scholarship. 26.
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