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Corporate Legal Accountability

This hub on corporate legal accountability for human rights abuses highlights significant lawsuits in all parts of the world.

This hub on corporate legal accountability for human rights abuses highlights significant lawsuits in all parts of the world. It is a gateway into each of the lawsuits – users can search cases by industry, company, country, and issues. It provides clear and easily accessible information via profiles of key lawsuits, as well as other resources such as expert commentaries about corporate legal accountability.  Click here for the full project description.

Our Corporate Legal Accountability Update is published quarterly highlighting key developments, new cases profiled on our site, updates to existing profiles, and other news.

Featured Content

Binding Treaty Big Issue

Find out more about the Second Revised Draft, plus the latest commentaries.

Quarterly Update - September 2020

Victims’ Rights under the Second Revised Draft Treaty on Business & Human Rights

Annual Briefing 2020

Defending Defenders: Challenging Malicious Lawsuits in Southeast Asia.

Special Issues

Learn more about key corporate legal accountability trends, strategies and opportunities in holding businesses accountable for human rights abuses.

Access to Information

If victims of harms are to have meaningful access to remedy, they must be able to obtain all relevant information.

Materials on SLAPPs

Legal accountability advocates are increasingly subject to lawsuits by companies, often for defamation. These are called Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs).

Criminal Liability

Corporate criminal liability for human rights abuses concerns the liability for illegal behaviour by a business, or individual acting on behalf of a business, that impacts human rights.

Barriers to Access to Remedy

Victims of abuse involving companies are often unable to access effective judicial remedies.

Climate Change Litigation

Through careless management of their supply chains, greenhouse gas emissions and other types of pollution, companies can contribute to climate change.

The Kiobel case: US Supreme Court Review of Alien Tort Claims Act

This represents the first time this court has reviewed a human rights lawsuit against a corporation under this statute.

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