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This leads us to the issue of the old distinction between the objects and subjects of international law, a distinction of which R. Higgins, a judge of the International Court of Justice remarked several years ago that it has become irrelevant (!), (see her Problems and Process, International Law and How We Use It, 1994, pp. 49-50). Be that as it may, the old emphasis on states as virtually the only legal subjects of international law with ditto liabilities is no longer justified. With the globalization of the economy and the resulting increase in the role of the international business community, added to the rise of civil society with its NGOs increasing in number and scope, relatively new actors are coming onto the scene, and together entirely rearranging the international legal system.
This brings us to the following research questions:
- To what extent do multinational businesses themselves have rights and duties under international law?
- What do already existing international codes of conduct (particularly those of the ILO and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the OECD) add to this?
-To what extent should companies be encouraged to fulfil their responsibilities more completely with specific company codes of conduct and, to the extent this question is answered in the affirmative, to what extent can these company-internal codes be seen as self-regulation, or should they also be available for external monitoring?
- What is the precise status of these codes of conduct and company codes, and what can we learn from a comparison with the development of professional and other codes of conduct at national level?
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