This book conducts an interdisciplinary and comparative examination of tort liabilities of multinational enterprises (MNEs). It examines the social, economic, managerial and legal characteristics of MNEs and compares the findings of this examination to the current understanding of MNEs in the way that tort liability is applied to them. Existing laws and principles related to liability of MNEs are explored from a variety of jurisdictions with the aim of assessing whether these laws are adequate for the challenges that modern MNEs create. Muzaffer Eroglu also proposes solutions to the problems of tort liability of MNEs.
Comparing the theory of control in existing laws and the theory of control in business management structure, Multinational Enterprises and Tort Liabilities will be of great interest to academics, researchers, students and practitioners. It will also appeal to NGOs particularly interested with the liabilities of MNEs for their human rights breaches.
Contents: Preface Introduction Part I: Concept of Multinational Enterprise 1. Social and Economic Analysis of Multinational Enterprises 2. Multinational Enterprises as Business Organizations 3. The Legal Structure of Multinational Enterprises Part II: Exploring the Tort Liability of Multinational Enterprises 4. Jurisdictional Problems 5. Tort Liability of Multinational Enterprises in Case Law 6. Comparative Laws and Principles Regarding Corporate Group Liability 7. Liability Options Beyond the Group Liability Discussion Part III: A Way Forward 8. Future of MNEs' Tort Liability Bibliography Index