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A Missed Human Rights Opportunity: The Revision of the OECD’s Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises

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By Mikko Rajavuori, University of Turku

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is currently revising its Guidelines on Corporate Governance of State-Owned Enterprises (SOE Guidelines). Originally issued in 2005, the SOE Guidelines have emerged as one of the OECD’s most successful instruments, as governments around the world have modified their ownership practices to minimise the adverse effects of state ownership on competitive markets through improved corporate governance. Continue Reading →


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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

Welcome Mikko!

Last month the CIGJ welcomed another of its Visiting PhD Scholars. Mikko Rajavuori is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Turku, and a member of the Academy of Finland’s National Law in a Changing World Doctoral Programme. He holds an LL.M, and B.A in Finnish and Scandinavian history. Mikko has already presented his research to members of the Centre and RegNet, in an informal seminar in which he discussed the rise of state ownership from a human rights perspective. Continue Reading →


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Centre for International Governance and Justice: News and Events

We are happy to announce the successful recipients of CIGJ Visiting PhD Scholarships for 2014: congratulations to Mariana Assis (The New School for Social Research); Ciara O’Connell (University of Sussex); Mikko Rajavuori (University of Turku); Yvette Selim (University of New South Wales); and Nathan Willis (Southern Cross University). We also look forward to welcoming Jonathan Kent (University of Toronto) and Betheli O’Carroll (University of Queensland) as Visiting PhD Scholars at the Centre later this year. We will introduce all our PhD visitors individually to Regarding Rights readers over the course of the year – and we look forward to their contributions to our human rights conversation! Our thanks as well to everyone who applied – the strength of the applications we received made our decision-making extremely difficult. If you missed out this year, please do think about applying again next year.