Judicial remedies

("Access to Judicial Remedy," UN Forum on Business & Human Rights, UN WebTV Dec 2012)

Tools & guidance

Holding UK companies to account in the English courts for harming people in other countries, CORE & London Mining Network, Aug 2016

 

OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Feb 2015

 

Injustice Incorporated: Corporate Abuses and the Human Right to Remedy, Amnesty Intl., Mar 2014

 

OHCHR launches study on domestic law remedies for corporate involvement in gross human rights abuses – invites stakeholder submissions,Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, 28 Feb 2014

 

The Third Pillar: Access to Judicial Remedies for Human Rights Violations by Transnational Business, Gwynne Skinner, Robert McCorquodale, Olivier De Schutter & Andie Lambe, 2 Dec 2013

 

Guidance for lawyers on corporate legal accountability issues, compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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