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3 Feb 2012

Governments of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Kingdom of the Netherlands

[PDF] Kiobel, et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, et al. [Amicus brief - UK, Netherlands]

The Governments’ policy is that companies should behave with respect for the human rights of people in the countries where they do business.They also believe that the most fair and effective way to achieve progress in this area is through multilateral agree-ment on standards, achieved through multilateral co-operation with other States, and then the effective national implementation of those standards. It is then for countries to regulate and control business operations in their territories to ensure they meet the implemented standards. The Governments also believe in the efficacy of engagement with corpora-tions and have been leading supporters of, and par-ticipants in, multilateral initiatives to ensure better corporate engagement on human rights issues around the world.