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1 Jan 2010

International Commission of Jurists

[PDF] Access to Justice: Human Rights Abuses Involving Corporations - Philippines

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The present country study discusses Philippine laws relevant to the question of human rights abuse involving corporations. It focuses on remedies available to affected persons, identifies obstacles surrounding access to justice, and makes recommendations on how to overcome these obstacles…Access to justice and effective legal remedies are crucial elements in the protection of human rights in the context of business activities…Despite its importance, access to justice is hindered by a number of obstacles unique to corporate human rights abuses…The study begins with the survey of human rights treaties to which the Philippines is a party and goes on to discuss Philippine laws and cases relating and relevant to corporations with a focus on the norm of conduct, penalties for wrongdoing, and remedies available to affected persons...