Marta BordignonTemple University Abroad, Rome Campus · Political Science
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February 2011 - present
Costa Consulting Services sas
- Legal consultant
- Legal Consultant in development projects, especially related to social, economic and industrial development and human rights violations in northern African countries and the Middle East
March 2010 - present
- Member of the Research Group on Human Rights and Economy coordinated by prof. A. Costa. Focusing on the HR violaions committed by businesses, financial institutions and banks at global level.
The present paper aims at analysing the case ‘Seafood from Slaves’ – first published in March 2015 by The Associated Press (AP) – in light of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (hereinafter UNGPs), focusing on both the State duty to protect human rights (HR) and the corporate responsibility to respect HR. As regards the former a...
The recent growth of the international business and human rights (BHR) agenda has led to the emergence of an unprecedented debate regarding the role of the State in protecting human rights from corporate-related violations, as provided by the first pillar of the UN Guiding Principles (UNGPs) on business and human rights. To this regard, the paper w...
In the wide range of problems faced by Indigenous Peoples around the world, the lack of an adequate implementation by States of their duty to consult with local communities is playing a relevant role in affecting their effective participation in decision-making processes. As affirmed in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People (UNDRIP)...
Water grabbing could be defined as the diversion by ‘powerful actors’ of water resources in detriment of local communities. This practice usually takes different forms (conversion of water in other products - like food and fuel -, commodification of water, privatization of water resources, acquisition of land for water extraction, use of water for...
The position of the financial sector in respect to potential human rights abuses deserves special attention. In fact, banks can directly abuse the human rights of their employees and customers. This issue has obtained new attention at the global level with the adoption of the UN Human Rights Council of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human R...
This paper will focus on the assumption that in the actual globalized system, the role of the State is completely changed due to the new global players that are emerging as international and regional organizations. In this context, the regional proximity factor has acquired great importance, as the three case studies will demonstrate. For this purp...
The paper decomposes GDP both in terms of level per capita and growth rate, so as to identify the sources of income differences and of economic growth for all EU27 member states. This accounting approach has multiple advantages, although a number of substantial caveats should be borne in mind when interpreting the results. In particular, the detail...
This paper has been developed in the framework of a larger research program, in which the University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Tsinghua University and Yangzhou University are jointly involved to study and preserve historic towers. Cultural heritage is the intangible and tangible attributes of a society, including the natural heritage, that are inherit...
After a long development based on tourists from former Communist countries, the actual tourist economy will focus on the importance of increasing “tourism GDP” in the next years, through a national cultural policy aimed to improve the international perception of Ukraine and to simplify the visa system. In order to achieve this objective, the Ukrain...
The island of Cyprus was divided more than 40 years ago, in 1964, and until now a UN peace-keeping force, the UNFICYP, has been present on the territory to facilitate contacts between both communities, the Greek Cypriots and the Turkish Cypriots. All the attempts of negotiations during these 40 years have failed, but the newly elected Greek Cypriot...