The question of whether non-state actors have human rights obligations is ultimately
dependent on what we mean when we speak of human rights and what entities we consider to
be non-state actors. Focusing the debate, this important collection presents an
essential set of contributions which address these questions. The research review
provides the context for the selection of papers that first offer a general overview,
and then a focus on the roles and impact of national legal orders, international
organizations, corporations and rebel groups.