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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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10 October 2016

EU: What reforms are needed to improve access to justice for victims of human rights abuses by European companies abroad

Author: Katerina Yiannibas, Human Rights in Business

"The removal of barriers to access to remedy for corporate related human rights abuses in the European Union", 10 Oct 2016...

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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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22 September 2015

Commentary: Meet the human rights lawyers taking on big corporations

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

"'It's a noble struggle': the human rights lawyers taking on big corporations", 22 Sep 2015...

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17 September 2015

UK: Law firms must implement human rights processes & practices, says Law Society President

Author: Jonathan Smithers, Law Society of England and Wales

“As businesses, law firms need to implement processes and practices to ensure respect for human rights”, 17 Sep 2015...

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16 June 2015

Blog: Why families & survivors of the Karachi factory fire could spell the end of voluntary corporate responsibility

Author: Miriam Saage-Maaß, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

"Forging new legal ground: Why families & survivors of the Karachi factory fire could spell the end of voluntary corporate responsibility", 16 Jun 2015...

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9 June 2015

Justice in Fragile States: Seeking corporate legal accountability in the domestic courts of Democratic Republic of Congo

Author: Shira Stanton & Jean-Philippe Kot, Avocats Sans Frontières

Almost ten years after the lawsuit against Anvil Mining was brought before a Lubumbashi military court, a new conflict between a logging company, SIFORCO, and a community affected by the company’s activities is before a domestic court of Democratic...

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