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Mark Taylor

Research coordinator
B.A. (Religious Studies, History), LL.M (Public International Law)

E-mail: mark.taylor@fafo.no

Tel: +47 22088625 / 97583650

Work areas:
Law and policy concerning war economies, business and human rights, violence and human security, Middle East, peace operations, international and transnational law

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Current projects

Business and Human Rights: From Principles to State Practice, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights: A Scoping Study, Voluntary Principles Initiative

Red Flags: Liability Risks for Companies Operating in High-Risk Zones

The Laws of Rule: Law, Politics, Accountability  




Taylor, M. (2014) A Rock in Hard Places: Conflict Zones and the Illicit Trade in Uranium. Background Paper No 12/2014. International Law and Policy Institute (ILPI)

Taylor, M. (2014) “Due Diligence: A Compliance Standard for European Companies, European Company Law 11, no.2 (2014): 86-89

Taylor, M. (2013) “Regulating Illicit Flows to and From Wars”, Companies in Conflict Situations, ICIP Research 01 (2013): 15-35

Taylor, Mark B. (2013) Conflict trade: regulating illicit flows to and from war. Noref Expert Analysis note.

Taylor, Mark B. (2013) Kartlegging og avviksanalyse: Statens plikt til å beskytte. Kartlegging og avviksanalyse som grunnlag for nasjonal handlingsplan for oppfølging av FNs Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
Fafo-notat 2013:12

Taylor, Mark B (2013), «Beyond ‘Beyond Compliance’: How Human Rights is Transforming CSR”, in Atle Midtun (ed.) CSR and Beyond – A Nordic Perspective, (Cappelen Damm Akademisk)

Taylor, Mark B. (2013), Conflict financing: what's wrong with war economies? NOREF-report

Taylor, Mark B. with Olivier de Schutter, Anita Ramasastry and Robert C. Thompson (2012), “Human Rights Due Diligence: the Role of States. International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, European Coalition for Corporate Justice, Canadian Network on Corporate Accountability

Taylor, Mark B. (2012), Economies of violence and peacebuilding: towards policy coherence. NOREF Policy Brief May 2012

Taylor, Mark B., Mike Davis (August 2012) “Taking the gun out of extraction: UN responses to the role of natural resources in conflicts” in Governance, Natural Resource and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding (Carl Bruch, Wm. Carroll Muffett, and Sandra Nichols eds.), UNEP, United Nations University, Environmental Law Institute (Volume 6) 

Taylor, Mark B. (2011) Defining Compliance: Why Recent Developments in Law and Policy Should Matter to the Corporate Accountability Movement, Annual meeting of the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable, Washington D.C., September 2011

Taylor, Mark B. (2011) Demokrati fra blå himmel? Klassekampen, 26 March 2011, and in English as: Democracy Under the Gun, 1 April 2011

Taylor, Mark B. (2011), The difficult bit: the Arab spring after Libya. Commentary at Open Democracy

Taylor, Mark B. (2011) “The Ruggie Framework: Polycentric regulation and the  implications for corporate social responsibilityEtikk i praksis. Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics, 5 (1), pp. 9–30.

Taylor, Mark B., Robert C. Thompson and Anita Ramasastry (2010), Overcoming Obstacles to Justice.
Improving Access to Judicial Remedies for Business Involvement in Grave Human Rights Abuses
. Fafo-report 2010:21

Taylor, Mark B., Luc Zandvliet and Mitra Forouhar (2009) Due Diligence for Human Rights: A Risk-Based Approach. Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative Working Paper No. 53.  Cambridge, MA:  John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Thompson, Robert C. , Anita Ramasastry, and Mark B. Taylor, (2009) “Translating Unocal: The Expanding Web of Liability for Business Entities Implicated in International Crimes”, Transnational Corporate Responsibility for the 21st Century, Vol. 40 No. 4, George Washington International Law Review

Taylor, M. (2008) “The Corporate Accountability Evolution”, Commentary, Corporate Legal Accountability Portal, Human Rights Resource Centre

Taylor, M. (2008) Companies should obey the law in lawless lands. The Lawyer 22 May

Taylor, M. with Mariano Agguirre (2007) "Is Europe adrift in the Middle East?", US/MEP Policy Brief, November 10

Taylor, M. (2007) "Minekonvensjonen, banebryter for et effektiv og legitimtsikkerhetsbegrep" i En Framtid uten frykter for miner, Christian Ruge (ed), Conflux 2007 ("The Man Ban Convention and Human Security", in A Future without the Fear of Mines, Christian Ruge (ed.), Conflux 2007

Taylor, M. (2007) "Palestinsk selvbestemmelse", Le Monde Diplomatique (Oslo), 4/2007; "Palestinian Self-Determination", Eurozine.com (2007-04-17)

Taylor, M. (2007) "To Palestine, via 'Mecca' and 'Beirut'", FRIDE Comment (Madrid), April 2007

Taylor, M. (2006), "Humanitarianism or counterinsurgency? R2P at the crossroads", International Journal, Winter 2005-2006, pp. 146-158

Taylor, M. (2005), "Estados frágiles y gobernabilidad en el comercio del conflicto" (Fragile States and the Governance of Conflict Trade), in Susan Woodward and Mark B. Taylor, Estados frágiles: sobernía, deserollo y conflicto, Centro de Investigacíon para la Paz (CIP-FUHEM)

Taylor, M. (2005), "The Green Peace Prize." Adbusters Conflict Resolution, #59 (Spring)

Taylor, M. and L. Lunde (2005) "Challenges to Regulating Conflict Trade", with Leiv Lunde in Karen Ballentine (ed) Profitting from Peace: Managing the Resource Dimensions of War (Lynne Reinner)

Taylor, M. and K. Jennings (2005), In Search of Strategy: A Proposed Agenda for Applied Research on Transitions from Conflict

Taylor, M., D. Drury, J. Hanssen-Bauer and G. Hasselknippe (2005), Service Delivery Studies in Five Middle East Countries, a report prepared for the World Bank, MENA; Fafo

Taylor, M., R. Apthorpe, J. Karlsrud, H. Lunde and L. Mitchell (2005) Evaluating Conflict Prevention and Peace-Building Activities, A Report Prepared for OECD DAC Network on Development Evaluation and the DAC Network on Conflict, Peace and Development Co-operation (CPDC), Fafo

Taylor, M. (2004), "Corporate Fallout Detectors and Fifth Ammendment Capitalists: Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Abuse" in Embedding Human Rights in Business Practice, The Global Compact and Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights

Taylor, M., K. Jennings and K. Studdart, eds. (2004), Business and International Crimes: Assessing the Liability of Business Entities for Grave Violations of International Law. Fafo-report 467

Taylor, M. (ed.), J. Aaser, A. Huser, K. Jennings (2004), Economies of Conflict. The Next Generation of Policy Responses. Report of the expert consultation on conflict economies and development. Oslo, 4 November 2003

Taylor, M. with L. Lunde and A. Huser (2003), Commerce or Crime? Regulating Economies of Conflict. Fafo

Taylor, M. with A. Huser (2003) Security, Development and Economies of Conflict: Problems and Responses. Fafo Policy Brief, 2003:17

Taylor, M. (2002) Emerging Conclusions - Economies of Conflict, preliminary findings based studies of on private sector activity in the oil, timber, diamonds, and financial sectors (pdf - 770k). Fafo

Taylor, M. and C. Pike (2000), Swords for Plougshares: Microdisarmament in Transitions from Conflict, Peace Implementation Network (PIN). Fafo-report 332

Taylor, M. (2000), Briefing Paper, Knowledge for What? A symposium on Policy Research on Conflict Prevention and Peace-building, A Paper for Discussion

Taylor, M. and R. Hooper (1999), Command from the Saddle: Managing United Nations peace-building missions, Recommendations Report of the Forum on the Special Representative of the Secretary-General. Fafo-report 266

Taylor, M. (1997), «Co-ordination and International Institutions in Post-Conflict Situations», Leiden Journal of International Law, 10

Taylor, M. (1996), International Institutions and Peace Implementation in the Former Yugoslavia, LL.M. thesis, Leiden University

Taylor, M. (1995), «The Economics of Defeat' in "Palestine: Diplomacies of Defeat», Race and Class, 37:2


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