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Leading experts from diverse regions have contributed brief blogs and commentaries on corporate legal accountability.  They address why this issue is important to human rights, progress made, challenges and opportunities.

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19 April 2017

Commentary: The Legal Case Map, a key resource for firms' human rights & modern slavery risk management

Author: Kristina Novak, Liberty Asia

"Innovative Tech Tools Changing Modern Slavery Risk Perception", 13 Apr 2017...

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6 February 2017

Commentary: Corporate legal accountability & access to justice vital to fight health impacts of haze pollution by palm oil in Southeast Asia

Author: Elodie Aba & Bobbie Sta. Maria, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, on Guardian (UK)


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6 December 2016

Will European companies be held accountable for their involvement in the Syrian war?

Author: Miriam Saage-Maaß & Patrick Kroker, European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights

A comprehensive war economy has developed in Syria since the beginning of the armed conflict five years ago. This economy is not limited to the supply of weapons to the various state and non-state parties to the conflict and the financing of Islamic...

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25 November 2016
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Author: Miriam Saage-Maaß & Patrick Kroker, European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights,

Seit Beginn des bewaffneten Konflikt in Syriens vor fünf Jahren ist eine umfangreiche Kriegsökonomie entstanden. Dabei geht es nicht allein um Waffenlieferungen an die verschiedenen staatlichen wie nicht-staatlichen Konfliktparteien oder die...

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10 October 2016

The removal of barriers to access to remedy for corporate related human rights abuses in the European Union

Author: Katerina Yiannibas, Human Rights in Business

The particular focus of our project concerns the third pillar of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: greater access by victims to effective remedy, both judicial and non-judicial. Our research focused on the following...

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4 July 2016

Blog: Lack of legal advocacy & poor legal framework contribute to weak corporate accountability in Germany

Author: Philipp Wesche, German Institute for International and Security Affairs

"Corporate human rights abuses and access to justice in Germany – why so little tort-litigation?", 4 July 2016...

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10 March 2016

New blog highlights EarthRights Intl.’s latest litigation tools to help communities affected by corporate human rights abuse

Author: Marco Simons, Zamira Djabarova & Tamara Morgenthau, EarthRights International

"Innovative Strategies for Supporting Communities' Demands for Accountability", 9 Mar 2016...

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16 December 2015

Commentary: Addressing climate change through corporate legal accountability

Author: Sif Thorgeirsson & Ciara Dowd, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

“Post Paris climate talks, how to take charge through climate litigation”, 15 Dec 2015...

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30 September 2015
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Author: Elodie Aba, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans The Guardian (Royaume-Uni)

"« C'est un combat noble » : Les avocats spécialistes des droits de l'homme affrontent les grandes entreprises", 28 septembre 2015...

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29 September 2015
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Author: Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, en The Guardian (Reino Unido)

"'Es una noble lucha': Abogados de derechos humanos enfrentan grandes empresas", 22 de septiembre de 2015...

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