This article addresses the concept of corporate social responsibility (hereinafter CSR) as it relates to labor rights. It considers the following issues: is the CSR model, as evidenced by the adoption of corporate codes of conduct (hereinafter CoC), effective in protecting labor rights; and is this model the best way to protect labor rights? These issues are examined from two perspectives: practical and philosophical. Lastly, some alternative enforcement mechanisms are considered and their respective advantages and disadvantages for purposes of ensuring labor rights are discussed.
Barbara J. Fick,
Corporate Social Responsibility for Enforcement of Labor Rights: Are There More Effective Alternatives?,
4 Global Bus. L. Rev.
available at http://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/gblr/vol4/iss2/1