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Taking Corporations to Task for Human Rights

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Taking Corporations to Task for Human Rights

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Taking Corporations to Task for Human Rights

Taking Corporations to Task for Human Rights

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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.

Guests:

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