This list of publications contains (socio-)legal research, both academic and policy, related to the topic of (compliance mechanisms of) Codes of Conduct and Corporate Social Responsibility, without specific reference to a particular human right. Publications of research specified in the topics of forced labour, child labour, freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining have been included under "Categories."

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Compa, L. and Hinchliffe-Darricarrère, T. “Enforcing International Labour Rights through Corporate Codes of Conduct.” Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, 1995, Vol. 33, pp. 663-389.                     


Diller, J. “A Social Conscience in the Global Marketplace? Labour Dimensions of Codes of Conduct, Social Labelling and Investor Initiatives.” International Labour Review, 1999, Vol. 138, No. 2, pp. 99-129.


Pearson, R. and Seyfang, G. “A New Hope or False Dawn? Voluntary Codes of Conduct, Labour Regulation and Social Policy in a Globalizing World.” Global Social Policy,  2001, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 49-78.


Bercusson, B. “European Labour Law and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.” European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), 2002.


International Labour Organisation. “Fundamental Rights at Work and International Labour Standards.” International Labour Office, 2003.


Welford, R. “Corporate Social Responsibility in Europe and Asia: Critical Elements and Best Practice.” The Journal of Corporate Citizenship, 2004, No. 13, pp. 31-47.


Bartley, T. “Corporate Accountability and the Privatization of Labour Standards: Struggles over Codes of Conduct in the Apparel Industry.” Research in Political Sociology, 2005, Vol. 14, pp. 211-244.

Senden, L."Soft Law, Self-Regulation and Co-Regulation in European Law: Where Do They Meet?" Electronic Journal of Comparative Law, 2005, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 23-49.


Maloni, M. and Brown, M. “Corporate Social Responsibility in the Supply Chain: An Application in the Food Industry.” Journal of Business Ethics, 2006, Vol. 68, No. 1, pp. 35-52.

Sobczak, A. “Are Codes of Conduct in Global Supply Chains Really Voluntary? From Soft Law Regulation of Labour Relations to Consumer Law.” Business Ethics Quarterly, 2006, Vol. 16, No. 2., pp. 167-184.


Egels-Zandén, N. “Supplier’s Compliance with MNC’s Codes of Conduct: Behind the Scenes at Chinese Toy Suppliers.” Journal of Business Ethics, 2007, Vol. 75, No. 1, pp. 45-62.

Locke, R., et al. “Beyond Corporate Codes of Conduct: Work Organisation and Labour Standards at Nike’s Suppliers.” International Labour Review, 2007, Vol. 146, No. 1-2, pp. 21-40.

Wells, D. “Too Weak for the Job: Codes of Conduct, Non-Governmental Organisations, and the Regulation of International Labour Standards.” Global Social Policy, 2007, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 51-74.


Yu, X. “Impacts of Corporate Code of Conduct on Labor Standards: A Case Study of Reebok’s Athletic Footwear Supplier Factory in China.” Journal of Business Ethics, 2008, Vol. 81, No. 3, pp. 513-529.


Castermans, A. and van der Weide, J. “The Legal Liability of Dutch Parent Companies for Subsidiaries’ Involvement in Violations of Fundamental, Internationally Recognised Rights.” SSRN, December 15, 2009.


Van Dam, C.“Corporate Due Diligence as a Tool to Respect Human Rights.” Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 2010, Vol. 28. No. 3, pp. 404-448.

Lambooy, T. "Corporate Social Responsibility: Legal and Semi-Legal Frameworks Supporting CSR. Developments 2000-2010 and Case Studies." Dissertation, Uitgaven vanwege het Instituut voor Ondernemingsrecht, Nr. 77, Kluwer, 2010.  


Van Dam, C. “Tort Law and Human Rights: Brothers in Arms on the Role of Tort Law in the Area of Business and Human Rights.” Journal of European Tort Law, 2011, Vol. 2, pp. 221-254.

Eijsbouts, J. “Corporate Responsibility, Beyond Voluntarism: Regulatory Options to Reinforce the License to Operate.” Inaugural Lecture,  Maastricht University, 20 October 2011.


Directorate-General for Internal Policies, Policy Department A: Employment and Social Affairs. “Enforcement of Fundamental Workers’ Rights.” European Parliament, IP/A/EMPL/ST/2011-04, September 2012, pp. 1-270.

Enneking, L. “Foreign Direct Liability and Beyond: Exploring the Role of Tort Law in Promoting International Corporate Social Responsibility and Accountability.” Eleven International Publishing, 2012.

Revak, H. “Corporate Codes of Conduct: Binding Contract or Ideal Publicity?” Hastings Law Journal, 2012, Vol. 63, No. 6, pp. 1644-1670.

Vytopil, L. “Contractual Control and Labour-Related CSR Norms in the Supply Chain: Dutch Best Practices.” Utrecht Law Review, 2012, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 155-169.


Vytopil, L. “The Conflict Minerals Rule: Private Alternatives?” Dovenschmidt Quarterly, 2013, No. 3, pp. 152-160.


Van der Heijden, P, and Zandvliet, R. “Enforcement of Fundamental Labor Rights.The Network Approach: Closing the Governance Gaps in the Low-Wage Manufacturing Industries.” The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Social Justice Expertise Centre, September 2014, Policy Brief 12, pp. 1-14. 


Vytopil. L. “Contractual Control in the Supply Chain: On Corporate Social Responsibility, Codes of Conduct, Contracts and Avoiding Liability.” Eleven International Publishing, 2015.


Castermans, A. and van Woensel, C. “CSR for young business lawyers.” Eleven International Publishing, 2017.


Delautre, G., and Abriatra, B. “Corporate Social Responsibility: Exploring Determinants and Complementarities.” International Labour Office, Research Department Working Paper No. 38, December 2018.

Van der Heijden, P. “The ILO Stumbling towards Its Centenary Anniversary.” International Organisations Law Review, 2018, Vol. 15, No. 1, 203-220.


Sukdeo, V. "Corporate Law, Codes of Conduct and Worker's Rights." Taylor & Francis, 2019.