Taking Corporations to Task for Human Rights

This week, oil giant Unocal tentatively settled a lawsuit over allegations of human rights abuse in Myanmar. Human rights activists hail the news as a boost to their effort to hold multinational corporations responsible in U.S. courts for abuses overseas. We discuss the implications of the Unocal case.


NPR's Carrie Kahn

Elliot Schrage, senior fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; professor at Columbia University Business and Law School

Arvind Ganesan, director, Business and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch

Tom Niles, president of United States Council for International Business



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