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Towards a Law of Transnational Responsibility

Towards a Law of Transnational Responsibility
15 Devonshire Place, Room 200, Larkin Building
Time: Mar 6th, 12:00 pm End: Mar 6th, 2:00 pm
Interest Categories: Political Science, Philosophy (UTSC), Philosophy (UTM), Philosophy (FAS), Law, Faculty of , Ethics, 2000-
Talk by Liam B. Murphy, New York University School of Law

The Centre for Ethics and Faculty of Law presents

Towards a Law of Transnational Responsibility

The issue of international responsibility has in recent decades become much more complicated, because of the vastly increased impact of non-state international organizations. There are many very different kinds of international organization, with different legal bases, affiliations with states, and kinds of impacts on the global scene. The best legal regime for the responsibility of non-state organizations will therefore have many parts. This paper makes a start on this complex problem by focusing on the importance of several key distinctions among non-state international organizations, such as private v. public, governmental v. nongovernmental, and on the importance of the interaction between two variables-the size of the impact of the acts of the organization and size of the group who would be affected by sanctions.

Liam B. Murphy, Herbert Peterfreund Professor of Law and Professor of Philosophy, New York University School of Law, works in legal, moral, and political philosophy and the application of these inquiries to law and legal theory. Subjects of his publications range from abstract questions of moral philosophy (for example, Moral Demands in Nonideal Theory) to concrete issues of legal and economic policy (for example, The Myth of Ownership: Taxes and Justice). A central theme of all Murphy's work is that legal, moral, and political theory cannot be pursued independently of each other; they are, in fact, different dimensions of a single subject.

This event is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Centre for Ethics at 416 946-6288.


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