Debate: Make corporations responsible for human rights abuses?
Multinationals may also help strengthen human rights, writes Constantine Bartel, an worker on the Heart for Company Duty and Sustainability on the College of Zurich, within the Aargauer Zeitung:
“The one non permanent glimmer of hope in South Sudan was created by a non-public overseas firm. … [SAB Miller] has developed an modern recipe for making a very good beer utilizing sorghum, an vital native crop. … Nevertheless, many proponents of the Accountable Enterprise Initiative do not actually appear to care. … They need to bear in mind, nevertheless, that in South Sudan the worsening of the human rights scenario has little or nothing to do with the presence of ‘exploitative’ companies. These companies are presently pulling out of South Sudan, and together with them the small, educated center class which wished to take part within the financial reconstruction of the nation.”