Multinational Corporations and International Law: Accountablility and Compliance Issues in the Petroleum Industry

The author proposes that international law can be strengthened by incorporating and integrating multinational corporations more fully into the international legal system. The establishment of international norms of corporate responsibility and accountability under accepted international law could thereby lead to mutual benefits. Multinational corporations would enjoy de jure protections enhancing their global business activities; and countries where these corporations have considerable social, economic and environmental effect on their communities will have recourse to hold corporations accountable for harmful actions.

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Biographical Note

Dr. Emeka Alexander Duruigbo is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Golden Gate University and is currently working on innovative strategies and mechanisms for improving oil and gas policy in sub-Saharan Africa as a Fellow at Stanford Law School.