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DAL RI JUNIOR, Arno  and  BASTOS CALAZANS, Erika Louise. Transnational Corporations Subjectivity Based on the Criteria of the Bernadotte Case and the Traditional International Law Doctrine. Anu. Mex. Der. Inter [online]. 2018, vol.18, pp.155-189.  Epub Mar 27, 2020. ISSN 1870-4654.

This article tries to discuss the legal status of transnational corporations (TNC) under international law (IL). The work focuses on two developments of the proposed problem. First, it presents the different links made between the idea of international legal subjectivity and international legal personality, taking as its starting point the subject-object dichotomy. Second, discusses whether the TNC are able or not to meet the criteria of Bernadotte Case and of the traditional doctrine of IL. This article concludes that the TNC are de facto subjects of IL, arguing that these entities are able to have rights and obligations under IL; participate in the law-making process and in international dispute resolution.

Keywords : transnational corporations; subjects of international law; participants; international legal personality; Bernadotte Case.

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