Transnational Human Rights Obligations

  title={Transnational Human Rights Obligations},
  author={Sigrun I. Skogly and Sigrun Mark Gibney},
  journal={Human Rights Quarterly},
  pages={781 - 798}
This case was heard close to a century ago, yet little has developed in terms of states' obligations or responsibility for transnational effects of their actions. This is true for international law generally, and for international human rights law more specifically. The topic of transnational human rights obligations for states has not been widely explored.2 By transnational obligations, we imply the possibil ity that states may have obligations relating to the human rights effects of their… 
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