Publication: “Urbanizing Human Rights Law: Cities, Local Governance and Corporate Power”

The German Law Journal has just published this open-access article, which is part of my NRF-funded project on the legal dimensions of corporate involvement in urban governance. This is a theoretical article which argues that “significant strides can be made towards addressing international human rights law’s blind spots when it comes to ensuring corporate accountability for rights-violations and corporate responsibility for rights realization, by addressing its simultaneous reluctance to directly engage the local sphere of government”. Due to the relationality of the urban governance context, local government presents the appropriate scale at which to re-conceptualize the operation of international human rights norms against private power, also in domestic constitutional law. You can read the article here.

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