Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis


Dr. Anil Yilmaz-Vastardis is a lecturer at the University of Essex School of Law and the Human Rights Centre. She is a member of the Essex Business and Human Rights Project. She researches on international investment law and on business and human rights. She is currently the co-director of a project on accountability for human rights violations in global supply chains

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Is International Investment Law moving the ball forward on IHRL obligations for business enterprises?

The question of whether businesses are subjects of international law in the absence of express treaty provisions to that effect, and thus can have IHRL obligations, receives mixed answers from legal scholars. Rights granted to businesses under international investment law and under human rights law, and obligations imposed on them under some environmental protection treaties (…

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