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16 Sep 2016, 10:25 am
: How a Comprehensive Treaty on Business and Human Rights Ought to Be Framed, Why It Can’t, and the Dangers of the Pragmatic Turn in Treaty Crafting Larry Catá Backer Pennsylvania State University, Penn State LawBuilding a Treaty on Business and Human Rights: Context and Contours (Surya Deva, David Bilchitz et al., eds)., Forthcoming Abstract: In June 2014, an “open-ended intergovernmental working group to elaborate an international legally… [read post]
28 Feb 2013, 7:27 pm by Larry Catá Backer
    (Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2013)Part 26: Charting the Reality of the Specific Instance Function--Single Country Analysis Countries UNDER CONSTRUCTION [read post]
4 Sep 2023, 10:25 am
  Out panel, "Just Transition and Business – Chair Claire O'Brien, University of Dundee) includes a number of marvelous speakers:• Tara Van Ho -Without Reforming the Corporate Purpose, All Of This Is Pointless• Alexandra R Harrington – Multisectoral Just Transitions to a Low Carbon Economy in a Post-Pandemic World• Caroline Lichuma – The Vernacularization of the Just Transition Concept: A Role for National Action Plans on Business and Human… [read post]
1 Jan 2014, 10:00 am
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014)The Conference Description provides:This three-day conference will controversially discuss the concept of "regime collisions." [read post]
3 Dec 2016, 7:43 pm
Italians go to the polls on Sunday to vote on a complex set of constitutional changes aimed at changing a substantial portion of the structures and operations of its multilevel government apparatus. [read post]
20 Dec 2015, 10:43 am
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2015)It was my great pleasure to participate at a Workshop on Corporate Social Responsibility and Regulation: Comparative Perspectives, held at the Law Faculty of the City University of Hong Kong and sponsored by them and the Copenhagen Business School. [read post]
23 Dec 2012, 6:48 pm by Larry Catá Backer
I have explored this as well (Backer, Larry Catá, From Constitution to Constitutionalism: A Global Framework for Legitimate Public Power Systems (September 22, 2008). [read post]
1 Jan 2013, 1:27 pm by Larry Catá Backer
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2012)My contribution for that conference was entitled Realizing Socio-Economic Rights Under Emerging Global Regulatory Frameworks: The Potential Impact of Privatisation and the Role of Companies in China and India. [read post]
29 Feb 2016, 2:33 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Flora Sapio and I continue our experiment in collaborative dialogue. [read post]
6 Mar 2015, 11:04 am
For ease of reading Flora Sapio is identified as (FS), and Larry Catá Backer as (LCB). [read post]
7 Apr 2015, 2:13 pm
(Backer, Larry Catá, "The Sarbanes-Oxley Act: Federalizing Norms for Officer, Lawyer and Accountant Behavior. [read post]
3 Mar 2015, 7:24 pm
  For ease of reading Flora Sapio is identified as (FS), and Larry Catá Backer as (LCB). [read post]
1 Aug 2021, 7:54 am
   Authors of the inaugural issue include: (1) José Manuel Aroso Linhares (Law and the Janus-faced Morality of Political Correctness an Introduction); (2) Jame Boyd White (Keep Law Alive); (3) Larry Catá Backer (The Semiotics of Consent and the American Law Institute’s Reform of the Model Penal Code’s Sexual Assault Provisions); (4) Silvia Niccolai (The risky temptation of wanting to be the Legislator of the… [read post]
29 Aug 2022, 2:21 pm
: Form and Function in the UN Guiding Principles for Business and Human Rights and the Framework Principles on Human Rights and the Environment - Larry Catá Backer, Professor of Law and International Affairs, Penn State Law School. [read post]
20 Nov 2014, 7:19 pm
(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2014) Influential American academics have been coming around to the notion that  the emerging international principles (and structures) of human rights norms and processes ought in some way to apply to U.S: universities--at least with respect to their interactions with their supply chains. [read post]
15 Feb 2014, 12:54 pm
(Pix (C) Larry Catá Backer 2014)This Blog Essay site devotes every February to a series of integrated but short essays on a single theme. [read post]
7 Mar 2016, 1:37 pm
(Pix © Larry Catá Backer 2016)Americans (and I use the term quite broadly) have cultivated a somewhat sophisticated love-hate relationship with ideology. [read post]