IUS CONSTITUTIONALE COMMUNE IN LATIN AMERICAN AND BUSINESS AND HUMAN RIGHTS: PERSPECTIVES OF THE GLOBAL SOUTH

Ius Constitutionale Commune in Latin America is a regional approach of transformative constitutionalism, which aims to transform the American continent by protecting human rights and strengthening democracy and the rule of law. The text intends to test the triple objective of this approach and its transformative ability. It will do so by evaluating the tools that ICCAL makes available to states interested in regulating corporate activities. Corporate human rights violations stem from state’s regulatory weakness. The normative dimension of this project faces corporate economic power by offering the legal rationality needed to enhance public power to create regulatory frameworks that hold corporations accountable for human rights abuses. This proposal aims not only to question the soft law framework that currently exists, but also to address this issue from the global south perspective.