Title: Monitoring and addressing human rights violations by transnational corporations in Kenya

Authors: Michael Wabomba Masinde; Anne Anyango Rasowo

Addresses: School of Law, Moi University, P.O. Box 3900-30100, Eldoret, Kenya ' School of Law, Moi University, P.O. Box 3900-30100, Eldoret, Kenya

Abstract: Economic growth and potential of many states are reliant on transnational corporations (TNCs). Despite the fact that TNCs contribute to the world's economy, they are often accused of human rights abuses. This paper examines how the laws that are applicable in Kenya control the behaviour of TNCs and prevents human rights violations by them. The paper further looks at the different measures that can be put in place to prevent human rights violations by the TNCs. In doing so, this paper explores the relationship between the interdisciplinary fields of investment law and human rights.

Keywords: human rights; transnational corporations; TNCs; human rights violations; corporate accountability; state responsibility; Kenya; investment law.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2015.072486

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2015 Vol.3 No.3, pp.266 - 284

Received: 08 Aug 2015
Accepted: 08 Aug 2015

Published online: 14 Oct 2015 *

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