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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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23 May 2017
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Author: Ciara Dowd y Elodie Aba, Centro de Información sobre Empresas y Derechos Humanos, en openDemocracy

Actualmente existe una crisis de impunidad respecto a las violaciones de derechos humanos por parte de las empresas...Los defensores de derechos humanos que trabajan en temas de rendición de cuentas empresarial han enfrentado asesinatos, golpizas y...

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23 May 2017
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Author: Ciara Dowd et Elodie Aba, Centre de Ressources sur les Entreprises et les Droits de l'Homme, dans openDemocracy

Il y a une crise de l'impunité dans les violations des droits de l'homme par les entreprises et cela ne fait qu'empirer…...

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23 May 2017

Why it’s getting harder (and more dangerous) to hold companies accountable

Author: Ciara Dowd & Elodie Aba, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, on openDemocracy

There is a crisis of impunity for corporate human rights abuses and it is getting worse…...

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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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13 April 2017

Overcoming unequal access to information - frequent barrier to remedy for victims of corporate abuse

Author: Elodie Aba, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[I]nequality in access to information reinforces the existing imbalance of power between victims and companies, denying to victims information required to file a case or prove their claims. ..[G]ranting access to evidence can rectify the imbalance......

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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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