Human Rights Violations by Multinational Corporations: Nestle as the Culprit

11 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2018

Date Written: March 8, 2018


Multinational Corporations (MNCs) are the pioneers in the present market oriented corporate world. Multinational corporations have spread all through the world for commercial and trade aspects. Multinational corporations are particularly helpful for the financial growth and the international trade of the entire world. These multinational corporations help Underdeveloped countries which endure with absence of job openings and utilization of goods and services which are rare to find in their territories, as multinational corporations have found paradises to form their auxiliaries in underdeveloped countries. Despite the benefits which host countries can gain from multinational corporations, these multinational corporations have been ill- famed for their corruptions and crimes which they commit behind the curtains or sometimes even in the public. Some of the activities which are carried out by these multinational corporations are illegal and make tremendous harms to the general public and to the society as a whole. Multinational corporations commit corporate crimes or illegal activities in different ways. Environmental pollution, financial crimes such as tax evasion, bribery, corruption, violation of human rights are few of them. Human rights are paramount for all the humans and violating these rights is illegal. Despite the fact that, many international and national laws exist to protect human rights, multinational corporations are reported to be violating human rights in the territories which they have created their corporate environment. This article is based on the human rights violations by Nestle; one of the largest multinational corporations in the world.

Keywords: International Corporate Crime, Multinational Corporations, Human Rights, Nestle

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Wijesinghe, Prasadi, Human Rights Violations by Multinational Corporations: Nestle as the Culprit (March 8, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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