chapter  9
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Corporations and human rights GIDEON SJOBER G

Can human rights standards be employed so as to hold corporations morally accountable? This query calls upon us to examine the theoretical premises undergirding human rights. It also requires us to critically examine the theoretical foundations of how organizations – or, more narrowly, corporations – actually function sociologically. Without an adequate understanding of the sociological nature of corporate entities we are unable to craft an effective course of action that will bring corporations under the human rights umbrella.