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26 Nov 2013

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[PDF] Annual Briefing - Corporate Legal Accountability: Executive summary

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Business & Human Rights Resource Centre’s Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing provides an overview of corporate legal accountability for human rights, summarising trends and developments in this field since our first Annual Briefing in June 2012. [Its] goal…is to help a wide audience understand what has been happening in different parts of the world...First, it examines global trends in corporate legal accountability such as barriers to accessing judicial remedies; extraterritorial jurisdiction…threats faced by human rights advocates; and the role of lawyers in business and human rights. Second, the briefing provides an overview of regional developments in corporate legal accountability. Third, it reviews the current status of Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA) litigation following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Kiobel v. Shell. Fourth, the briefing looks ahead at emerging issues in corporate legal accountability. Fifth, it concludes with recommendations for companies, governments, lawyers advising companies and victims’ advocates…