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Access to justice: human rights abuses involving corporations in Brazil

Access to justice and effective legal remedies are crucial elements in the protection of human rights in the context of business activities. Under Brazilian civil and administrative law corporations may be held liable for certain human rights abuses committed on its territory. Corporations may not, however, be held liable under criminal law. Despite the availability of civil and administrative procedures, they have not necessarily been effective in holding corporations legally accountable.

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Access to justice: human rights abuses involving corporations in Brazil

International Commission of Jurists - Access to Justice, Country Reports